Altitude: 712m to 1404m. Gain: 53m. Loss: 745m . Gradient: 14 deg (Moderate-hard)
Skills: Winter - Snow/ice underfoot (2/7)
The Rocks Ahead track starts at the signposted junction at the summit above back ridge biv. After a brief 100m section on the open top, the track enters mature beech forest and starts its long descent to the Ngarurora River below. Following a well defined spur, the descent is easy at first, with several brief climbs over outlying knobs. The last 1.5km however, is steep and continuous and the spur is less well defined. The track is well cut and marked however (2014) 20m from the river a signposted junction is reached with Rocks Ahead Hut lying 20m upriver, and a track leading briefly downriver to the cableway to cross to the western bank.