Altitude: 1460m to 1526m. Gain: 103m. Loss: 127m . Gradient: 9 deg (Gentle)
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7) Winter - Snow/ice underfoot (2/7)
The ridgeline swings SW from Te Atua Mahuru towards Maroparea highpoint, crossing a broad saddle dotted with tarns. The route in unmarked but easily followable on the identifiable ridgeline.
The junction of the route to Maropea Forks Hut is not marked with a signpost, but is at the Maroparea highpoint.