Torres Pk

(16 routes)

-43.559971000000, 170.146461000000
H36 796 341
BX15 696 725
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
Torres-Tasman Col V 4
A short route of steep snow and ice, which unfortunately tends to act as a funnel for any rubbish falling from the surrounding slopes. Used as a descent by the first party. Stay away.
Rob Rainsbury, John Visser, January 1971
North West Ridge III 3+
Access onto the ridge varies. Starting from Katies Col, ascents have been made on the northern side of the lower buttress (the first ascent in 1907) and up the ridge itself from the col. The easiest routes, though, involve skirting round onto the snowfields above the Balfour Glacier and either ascending a snow slope onto the ridge above the first step, or ascending the first prominent rib falling south-west from the ridge. Then follow the winding arĂȘte and rock steps to the summit.
Alex Graham, Henry Newton, Ebenezer Teichelmann, February 1907
Degrees of Illness III 4+
Begins from the upper true right of the large snowfield before the West Rib, from the Balfour Glacier. Ice bulges on the first two pitches provide the crux, and then the climbing is progressively easier. A satisfying sixth pitch takes a narrow, right-trending ledge through the steep headwall. Tops out low on the West Ridge.
Brendan Maggs, Kirill Talanine, August 2012
Torres Forres IV 4
Gain the suspended snowfield left of the West Rib, starting from the upper left corner of the snowfield. The gully turns right to join the top of the West Rib.
Guy McKinnon, Mark Scott, John Taylor, February 1997
West Rib IV 3+
This is the second rib across from Katies Col, with the distinctive notch near the base that is commonly used for access to the Balfour Neve. Ascend the glacier on the Katies Col side of the rib until confronted by a 200m rock step. Climb the step near the crest (crux) and follow the snow arĂȘte to the summit.
Alan Berry, J M H Davie, I R Wood, Hugh Tyndale-Biscoe, January 1954
Alex Palman, Rob Frost


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Face (Alpine) North East Face (5 routes)
Face (Alpine) North Face (1 route)
Face (Alpine) South Face (5 routes)