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Tahurangi Standard Route

Turoa Ski Area (Mt Ruapehu)

Steep exposed route up Reapehu!

Alpine Climbing Difficult

4.6 km
0 m
1.1 km
Low Point
1.6 km
High Point
2.8 km
Tahurangi Standard Route Map

This is a popular alpine climbing route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's not remote, it features high exposure and is typically done between June and November. From a low point of 1.6 km to the maximum altitude of 2.8 km, the route covers 4.6 km, 0 vertical metres of ascent and 1125 vertical metres of descent. You'll need crampons and 2 ice axes to complete it safely.


Climb this incredible face off of the most popular ski field in the North Island!



The beginning of truly technical terrain which might involve pitched climbing on rock and/or ice, exposed terrain and complex route finding in ascent and descent. Equivalent to AD, AD+

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Much of the route is difficult to protect and a fall could be disastrous at certain points.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

between June and November

Equipment required

  • Crampons
  • 2 Ice Axes