Petit Dur

(3 routes)

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

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
1800m
Aspect: 
North
Walk time: 
30 min
Access: 

saunter up from Dur camp

Lat/Lon: 
-44.678468000000, 168.059428000000
NZMS260: 
D40 185 027
Topo50: 
CB09 084 409
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
Armenian Direct I 18 200m
1.02
wire representing trad
Four pitches of increasing difficulty and commitment on the front face of the pinnacle.
John McCallum, Tom Riley, 6 February 2013
The Little Hard Climb I 22
2.01
wire representing trad
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.
A little to the left (?) 21
1.02
wire representing trad
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.