Place info

Petit Dur

(3 routes)

The pinnacle west of Taiaroa, above the glacier’s terminal lake.

  • North

    Aspect

  • 30 min

    Walk in

  • 1800m

    Altitude

Type: 
Mountain
Aspect: 
North
Altitude: 
1800m

The pinnacle west of Taiaroa, above the glacier’s terminal lake.

Access: 

saunter up from Dur camp

Walk time: 
30 min
NZMS260: 
D40 185 027
Topo50: 
CB09 084 409
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
I 18
1.02
200m
Natural gear required
  Four pitches of increasing difficulty and commitment on the front face of the pinnacle.

John McCallum, Tom Riley, 6 February 2013

I 22
2.01
Natural gear required
One or more images in route detail.
 

P1: (20) friction slab then series of overhangs in weakness to belay at base of corner.
P2: (22) corner with crux at top, which was turned on the arete/bulge on the right
P3: (21) superb corner with crux exiting the corner to the right at the top, belay on col between peaks
P4: final pitch of Armenian to main summit

Stephen Skelton, Kester Brown. Feb 2014.

21
1.02
Natural gear required
 

To begin either traverse in from above via the steep slabs to a gain a prominent ledge or rope up from below to add another pitch.
P1: (21) 45m - From ledge climb obvious weakness's to right leaning slab to belay at the top of this
P2: (21) 62m - Climb corner then step left onto steep slab, pull bulge then step right to join top pitch of Armenian Direct

Greg Jack, Jean Tompkins & Troy Mattingley. Feb 2014.

This place appears in: 
The Darran Mountains: an alpine and rock climbing guide
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