Altitude: 1202m to 1421m. Gain: 219m. Loss: 54m . Gradient: 12 deg (Gentle)
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7)
A cut, marked track climbs south from Top Maropea Hut. Reaching the bushedge it climbs to a highpoint where steep slips are visible to the south. This is the junction with the main range route heading south to Te Atuparapara. Following the poled track a further 500m east leads to Armstrong Saddle, where there is a small tarn, and a signposted track dropping SSW to Sunrise Hut.