South Face

(4 routes)

From the Balfour Neve

Face (Alpine)
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
Left Side 4
From the Balfour Névé, snowslopes and gullies on the lower half of the buttress lead up through rotten rock. Cut left through the rotten rock band onto the ice crest leading to the summit.
Dave Bamford, John Nankervis, Ian Whitehouse, Brin Williman, Jan 1980.
The Man From Head Office Who Found It Harder To Get Off (formerly Central Gully) 4
Ascend the major gully that separates the Left and Right ribs. A series of ice steps in the lower part of the gully are followed by snow and ice slopes leading right onto the Torres-Tasman Ridge near the summit of Torres.
Dave Bamford, Russell Braddock, Andy Harris, John Nankervis, Oct 1983.
The Direct Harder To Get Off Than Get Up (formerly Central Gully Variation) 5
Ascend the gully as for the Harder To Get Off Than Get Up Route, and then break left and climb steep ice directly to the summit.
Russell Braddock, Andy Harris, Sep 1984.
Right Rib 4
From the Balfour Névé, start up steep rock in the centre of the rib, which after three rope lengths eases back and leads on to a snow and ice rib curving up to the Tasman-Torres ridge.
Dave Bamford, Keith Woodford, Dec 1978.
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