Altitude: 836m to 1297m. Gain: 106m. Loss: 566m . Gradient: 19 deg (Moderate)
Skills: - Occasional rivers (3/5)
Cross the Maropea River at the hut (ankle-knee deep and an easy crossing in normal flows. Large catchment - could flood). Pick up the marked, signposted track opposite climbing north. A steady climb to the ridgline, then an undulating kilometer WNW towards Puketaramea highpoint. Track is on border of clear tops, and suffered from tall grasses and windfall (2009). A signposted track junction is reached 100m before Puketaramea highpoint with tracks north to Unknown Campsite / Colenso Hut, and west to Otukota / Iron Bark huts.