Place info

Mt Townsend

(2 routes)

TBA

  • 2043m

    Altitude

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2043m

TBA

Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
5+
0
One or more images in route detail.
 

This upper Landsborough climb was accessed via Barron Saddle, Scissors Peak, and Hardies Gut. On the east face of Mt Townsend begin up shallow buttress directly beneath summit. Wend up until a compact wall bars progress, and swing around right into big corner. Follow corner until it steepens to continuous overhang. Move left onto buttress and cross left to another corner which leads to the top of wall. Follow sloping terrace to gain crest of right hand arête, and climb steep arête to summit. Excellent rock, route finding is simplified by following large features. Overhangs can be turned. This is steep terrain, and any mixups could cause hardship. Grade14-17, 600m.

Bill McLeod, March 1996

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From the upper Landsborough River climb the slopes to gain the ridge south of Townsend then follow ridge to the summit. The ridge is precipitous on the eastern side.

Don Beaven, Bill Beaven, Murray Spencer, John Gummer, Earle Riddiford, January 1947

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Barron Saddle – Mt Brewster: a guide for climbers
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