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A classic climb. Remoteness, lack of escape routes, and the need usually to traverse Torres Peak make this a long route. Above the Torres-Tasman Col use the rock ribs on the Balfour Glacier side and then follow the narrow arête upward. The arête gradually broadens out towards the summit of Tasman.
Les Cleveland, Neil Hamilton, John Lange, Jan 1951. (Descended during the first Tasman-Torres Traverse).