From Cameron Hut, a cut, marked track leads north across the small flat to the base of the spur. A signposted track junction points upriver to Te Iringa & Kiwi Mouth Hut (via the river) or north up the face to the Cameron - Kiwi Mouth track junction.
Simply put, the 600m climb is steep & basic, becoming more of a route than track, the higher one climbs. The route climbs through beech forest to a small open rocky knob before it zig-zags it's way further up the spur via a series of crumbling slips & two major clay-pan chutes, linked via brief gravelly sidles. The ascent goes on for ever - in & out of scree chutes & traversing smaller clay-pan faces. These faces are 'fine' in the dry but barely passable after rain due to the smooth slippery surface & lack of things to hold onto: 'like butter spread on steel plate' my trip notes report. Walking poles or another aid would be useful after rain. Eventually, you reach more solid bush & a gravel surface & climb out onto the beech covered spur above a prominent rock outcrop on the spur proper. From here, you climb gradually through open mature beech forest along a broad cut & marked track & onto open tops, before swinging east for 500m to the Cameron - Kiwi Mouth track junction where a marked route heads north through a broad saddle towards pt. 1238 & Kiwi Mouth Hut, with the main track continuing east towards the Kiwi Saddle - Kurikapango junction.