Alpine - 8 routes - avg. grade 0 0 - 2.75

The Mahanga Range rises from the Rotoroa lake shore and separates the D’Urville and Sabine Valleys.

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Mahanga Range Traverse
Grade 0
South of Mt Misery the range consists initially of undulating tops and basins scattered with tarns. Ultimately it becomes craggy and lifts in a complicated series of broken ridges to Mt Windward.

Showing all routes 1 route total 1966 m

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Mahanga Ra

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Sabine Route
Grade 0
Just north of Sabine Forks an old avalanche chute leads to steep tussock, scree and broken crags.

Showing all routes 1 route total 1601 m

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Mahanga Ra

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Standard Route
Grade 0
From the head of Lake Rotoroa a track climbs a steepening face on to a spur. At the bushline climb onto the Mahanga Range and follow it up to Mt Misery. The hut below (4 bunks, basic) can be difficult to locate in fog.

Showing all routes 1 route total 2210 m

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Mahanga Range

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Lake Constance Route
Grade 0
From the moraine wall damming Lake Constance a distinctive shelf angles from scree to the crest of the range south of the peak. A long, interesting climb follows the south ridge to the summit.

Showing all routes 1 route total 2149 m

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North of Mt Mahanga

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West Sabine Route
Grade 0
Above the tussock shelf of East Ridge route of Mt Mahanga, a rocky shelf gives various routes to the main range between the peaks.

Showing all routes 3 routes total 2196 m

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Southern end of the Mahanga Ra, possibly in the Spenser Mts.

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North Face
Grade 0
Above Lake Constance follow the West Sabine to a basin and a long scree fan. Climb carpetgrass and moderate rock beside a small gorge and traverse to a tussock shelf (or follow the Sabine true left, and to the right of bluffs, onto the shelf). Head south-west towards a col, and then the north ridge (very loose) to the summit pyramid.
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East Ridge
Grade 0
From Waiau Pass the ridge is broad and easy, later narrowing. When an impassable notch is reached, descend south to a shelf and regain the ridge higher up. The remainder of the ridge is pinnacled.
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South East Face
Grade 0
From near the bottom of the Waiau Pass route and the Waiau River, a tussock spur leads to a scree basin south-east of Mahanga. The East Ridge is gained from a snow face.