Altitude: 1383m to 1424m. Gain: 52m. Loss: 17m . Gradient: 4 deg (Gentle)
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7) Winter - Snow/ice underfoot (2/7)
From the top of the Omarukokere Spur, the Rocks Ahead track climbs briefly before reaching the broad, exposed Manson tops. The route is poled & well travelled. The stamped metal signposted junction for routes to Rocks Ahead, Otutu & Manson Hut & also Manson Biv is reached after 1km.