Petit Dru

Elevation (feet): 12,237
Elevation (meters): 3,730
Continent: Europe
Country: France
Range/Region: Savoy Alps
Latitude: 45.932778
Longitude: 6.956389
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 29 Aug 1879
First successful climber(s): J.Charlet-Stratton, P. Payot and F. Folliguet
Nearest major airport: Geneva
Convenient Center: Chamonix

Thanks to Kristaps Liepins and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Giant, triangular rock obelisk, two summits: the Grand Dru (3754m) and Petit Dru (3730m). The modern climbs all lie on the steep Petit Dru (the North, West and South faces). A superb granite structure of the West face of Petit Dru has seen many sensational ascents! Long (~1000m) and excellent (D - ED3) climbs.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 2 trip reports for Petit Dru.

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  • Log #16762 - by J. Marts on Apr 26, 2004
    Scott Davis and J. Marts made the first one day ascent of the Bonatti Pillar starting at the bottom of the couloir.
  • Log #16763 - by Kristaps Liepins on Aug 16, 2001
    Kristaps Liepins and Janis Kigurs from Riga, Latvia, 27. - 29. July 2001. Route "American Direct" ED1 (UIAA VII+, A1, ~1100 m). After two weeks of bad weather in Mont Blanc Massif,...