Up the 550m rock buttress immediately left of the Torres-Tasman Col to reach the start of the ice on the west ridge. There are two pitches of grade 17, which are steep and well protected. The rest of the climbing is around grade 12 with, just a bit of scruffy mucking about. Being situated on a buttress gives it a feeling of being safe from most of the objective hazards above.
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5+ 18,V 5
Mentioned p20 Climber #80,NZAJ 2013 pg 45
Felix Landman, Stuart Holloway Jan 2011