T3

Name

T3 (Technical Torture Trail)

Location

Makara Peak, Wellington, New Zealand

Overview

A technical track with man-made obstacles and natural hazards make this a good challenge to ride in either direction.

Grade

Expert

Access

Bike and Foot

Description

This is a technically challenging track with many man-made and natural obstacles. The types of features you'll encounter include:

a see-saw (incomplete as of late 2009)

a swing bridge, which sways disconcertingly but is thankfully only just clear of the ground

tight switchbacks – including a wooden ramp called "The Twister"

drops and steps

steep slopes, in both directions

a deep channel called "The Squeeze"

a rock garden

and an especially cool bridge known as "The Skink", whose skin consists of old bike tyres.

The track is two-way, though it is somewhat more difficult when climbing up from the Vertigo end.

Getting there

The top is on Snake Charmer next to the top of Trickle Falls and North Face, just a bit down from the summit of Makara Peak.

The bottom is next to the intersection of Varley's and Vertigo.

Other notes

See the T3 Blog for details of the build process.

Length

1.15km

Conditions

Single track

Last modified

16 Jan 2011 by Ian

Created by

Jonny

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