Rome Ridge - Avalanche Peak Traverse

  • 1 day loop track with a road section
  • Medium

Climb up Rome Ridge towards Mount Rolleston to traverse the ridge between it and Avalanche Peak.

View from Avalanche Peak • By macca.
Key information
Walking time
1 day
7 hr – 10 hr
Distance
10.0km
Type
Loop track with a road section
Loop track with a road section
Grade
Medium
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
750 m North of Arthur's Pass Village on SH 73 at the Coral Track Car Park
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Maps
NZTopo50-BV20
Altitude
750m – 1,825m
Altitude change 1,075m

Route Description


From the Coral Track Car Park, ascend the Coral Track to Rome Ridge. Continue along the ridgeline to an altitude of about 1740m. The last 200m of this ridge is exposed in places, and some scrambling is required. A rope should not be necessary unless you continue too far up Rome Ridge.

Sidle off the ridge into the basin towards Point 1825. Snow can fill this basin until late in the summer, necessitating the use of an ice axe and crampons.

Once the ridge is regained, follow it along to Avalanche Peak. Again, there are some exposed sections: take care if it is windy.

Return via the Scotts Track or the Avalanche Peak Track. The Scotts track is easier on tired knees, and brings you out closer to the start.
Map
ID 1716

About this track

Added 30 January 2007 by UayebUayeb. 1 revision 30 January 2007 by UayebUayeb.
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