Altitude: 636m to 1230m. Gain: 594m. Loss: 54m . Gradient: 21 deg (Moderate-hard)
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7) Winter - Snow/ice underfoot (2/7)
Behind Kiwi Mouth hut the signposted track climbs steeply up the face towards pt1238. Initially the spur is ill-defined. The track is well marked, but in places not obvious on the ground where it follows chutes or open claypan faces. At 600 vertical meters in 1km it is a steep, hard climb.
On reaching the summit, the track enters beech forest on the flat tops. A signposted track junction is reached 300m beyond marking the turnoff south to Cameron Hut (and the faster route to Kurikapango bypassing the descent to Kiwi Saddle), the main track continuing east to Kiwi Saddle Hut.