Altitude: 1070m to 1094m. Gain: 28m. Loss: 26m . Gradient: 2 deg (Gentle)
From the point where it crosses the Harkness, the poled route climbs the western valley side and sidles close to the bushedge as it heads south. Swinging west it follows the bushedge 500m up the side valley to reach tussock hut. The route is not cut, but is reasonably well poled and a good ground trail exists.