Altitude: 1056m to 1344m. Gain: 510m. Loss: 564m . Gradient: 14 deg (Moderate)
Skills: Occasional scrambles (3/7) Winter - Snow/ice underfoot (2/7)
The marked route continues along the narrow ridge with brief steep climbs to Wright (1196m) and Simpson (1174m) before the ridge broadens and climbs to the tarn at the new, cold, draughty Maungahuka Hut. Leatherleaf is present in the saddles but the track is well cut.