In fact, the going was tough, at least another 40 minutes of steps uphill (hence no photos as I was grumbling and cursing about the steps) which eventually brought us up into the clouds.
We ended up climbing across those huge boulders until we rejoined the pathway on the other side. Somebody has helpfully marked out a route with pink spray paint.
Thankfully on this side there were railings...
It was really good fun, but a hell of a lot of steps!