The Twins

(7 routes)


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Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
Couloir Route 3-
Climb the moraine wall and follow scree and snow to the high Twins–Couloir basin. From this basin climb the couloir that meets the summit ridge just north of The Twins summit. One short, steep pitch is encountered in the upper reaches.
Barry Smith, David Elphick, Jim Wilson, Mike White (descended), December 1955
West Ridge 2-
The ridge can be gained from The Twins–Couloir basin (see above) and involves a scramble to the top.
From Lawrence Valley
No details known.
John Cousins, Bruce Harrison, April 1963
South West Ridge (South Twin)
Jack Hill, D Kett, August 1961
SR South Ridge 3
From the Cameron Glacier, aim for snow slopes leading to the South Ridge. Travel up the ridge is initially straightforward, passing several pinnacles. Climb two rock steps (approximately 10 and 15 metres high) : the first takes a corner followed by a small rotten wall, and the second follows a small gully. From here reasonable rock leads to the summit.
Jack Hill, Jack Pettigrew, 1965
EF East Face 3
From the Cameron Glacier climb a narrow snow lead directly below The Twins. Climb through a rock band to join the final section of the South Ridge or take the direct finish by climbing loose rock to join the summit ridge between the two peaks.
Willy Huber, Tom Newth, April 1955
RH Right-hand Route
Take the gully from the Cameron Glacier that meets the Twins–Tower ridge just north of the north Twin. Cross a schrund at the head of the slope and continue on snow and rock to the col and summit ridge. There is one steep ice pitch near the top.
John Entwisle, Andy Campbell, November 1974
Yvonne Cook and Geoff Spearpoint, in association with the Canterbury Mountaineering Club