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Mt Davy Summit, West Coast

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Mt Davy SummitExperienced

Submitted by Ben Aynsley

Info Info

Trail Information

18.50km

1300m

1300m

 

West Coast

Greymouth

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Mountainous

Native bush
Open ridges/tops

Experienced

5:30 (Slow)
4:00 (Moderate)
3:00 (Fast)

-14.3%

+14.8%

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Description

Mt Davy Summit is best accessed via the Coolgardie Track which starts opposite the Brunner mine monument, across the road from the monument is an unmarked trail heading east and up Mt Sewel. Be sure to turn uphill at the blue marker approx. 500m into the trail. From there its 800m vertical in 4km to get most of the climbing done. You will come out on a sealed access road for the radio towers. Follow this for approx. 2km past Mt Sewell to Paparoa Peak, Mt Davy is directly north from Paparoa Peak and the start of the route is marked with pink flagging tape at the hairpin in the road before the final radio tower. Follow waratahs and historic cairns all the way across the open tops to the trig on Mt Davy summit. Approximately 9km to summit and return is via the same route.


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Features of interest

Historic Mining Trail from the early 1900s , 1.8m High Cairns , bottles ,bricks, wire ropeway


Make Up of Run

Untracked / Route only: 50%

Technical Single Track: 40%

Sealed Road: 10%


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  • Access

    Travel 11kms out of Greymouth onto Taylorville Road. The carpark for the historic Brunner Mine Monument next to the road is the start point of the run

    Parking at the Brunner Mine Monument

    11 km

    11 minutes

    Yes

    No

  • Staying Safe

    Hard.

    Ensure you turn left at the blue marker 500m into the trail, if you miss the turn off you wont get lost but will come to a dead end. Check the maps before you go to familiarise yourself with the direction you are heading. Note hairpin in road before final radio tower to look out for pink flagging tape

    Generally good.

    Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Survival bag, Cellphone, Map.

    very little - Best to take own supply

    Very exposed on a windy or foggy day, Best to leave this one for them calm clear days

    Technical Route with lots of loose rock

  • Post run indulgence

    DP1
    Greymouth
    Coffee!

    Montieths Brewery
    Greymouth
    Beers!

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