Vertigo

Name

Vertigo

Location

Makara Peak, Wellington, New Zealand

Overview

Twisty technical descent. Features various optional wooden obstacles, including a spiral bridge that you go over then under.

Grade

Expert

Access

Bike and Foot

Description

This is a twisty technical descent, with plenty of challenging (mostly optional) features including wooden obstacles. Near the bottom there is a spiral bridge that you go over then under. There isn't much room under the bridge, so remember to duck!

The track starts in open low scrub and ends in low dense bush. The lower reaches, in particular, provide a very pleasant environment – not that there is much opportunity to admire the scenery, as the track demands full attention.

Unlike most of Makara Peak, the lower parts of this track are slow to dry out after wet weather. This really is a dry weather track, as the difficult sections get much more arduous when wet.

Top half of Vertigo

Bottom half of Vertigo

Getting there

Starts near the top of Varley's.

Ends near the bottom of Trickle Falls. Continue along Trickle Falls to exit on to Allington Road.

Other notes

One-way only, downhill.

Length

1.05km

Conditions

Single track

Last modified

16 Jan 2011 by Ian

Created by

Jonny

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