The off-track route up Mt Scott (1363m) from the highest point on the Crown Range Road is a quick way to get views over the Pisa Conservation Area and down into the Wakatipu Basin. It can also be extended all the way to Crown Peak, which would in fact be the quickest way to get up this mountain. (We’ve climbed it from Arrowtown and also from further down the Crown Range Road).
On this day we went on further to point 1426m for a little extra exercise, and to help my wife Sophia break in her brand new boots. Track notes at the end. You can also climb Rock Peak along a vehicle track from the same start point.
Mt Scott from Crown Saddle: The Scenery
Off track the whole way, although there is a faint impact track sometimes. Basically its straight up to the summit of Mt Scott, then continue along the ridge if you want to go higher. It looked straightforward to continue on to Crown Peak.