Knuckles Traverse Pass

11 Mar 2019 20:20 #74755 by intrepid
This is not an obvious pass in that it crosses the escarpment at a very low lying, grassy plateau that is dwarfed by the Devil's Knuckles themselves, yet it does cross the range and the border.  The summit of the pass is labelled as 1 in the photo below taken from Tarn Cave:

The summit of the pass could be reached through a number of approach routes from the valleys below, but an established track leads to the summit by traversing below the Knuckles - hence the suggested name of Knuckles Traverse Pass. Very roughly speaking the track runs at the height of the label 1 in the photo.  It wasn't a well worn path when I did it, more of a track, but definitely an established route and easy walking. The route is very scenic and can easily be combined with one of the other passes around the Knuckles as a day outing from Tarn Cave.

A GPS track can be downloaded here .

A trip write-up including this route can be read here .

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