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Raingauge Spur Track

Extremely Difficult

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1.4 mile 2.2 kilometer point to point
31% Runnable
Extremely Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,303' 702 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 4,003' 1,220 m
Low: 1,701' 518 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 32% (18°)
Max Grade: 57% (29°)

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Climbs don't get much tougher than this one - this is about the quickest way up!

Kerry Suter

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Runner Notes

Not a lot of running to be had here, this ascent is about as hard as they get.

Description

Leaving the Atiwhakatu Hut, the climb begins immediately with technical trail and tree roots that sap your strength and work you to the brink. Just maintaining forward momentum will be difficult but persistence is rewarded with a rapid ascent to the Jumbo Hut where the treeline falters and alpine terrain begins.

You have to earn it though, and your GPS will record kms in excess of 33% gradient. Good luck!

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View above Jumbo Hut.
Jul 11, 2016 near Masterton, NZ
Atiwhakatu Hut.
Aug 7, 2016 near Masterton, NZ
Beech trees and singletrack on the hard climb up to Jumbo Hut.
Aug 7, 2016 near Masterton, NZ
Beautiful bush.
Aug 7, 2016 near Masterton, NZ

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