Climbs 20
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 2847m a.s.l
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Golden Sundown on Les Dru, Chamonix Valley © ChrisJD

Crag features

Mont Blanc Massif

Approach notes

For climbs in the Nant Blanc Glacier (N and W faces) either: Take the Grand Montets lift, traverse levelled to the GM ridge, cross it and descend via a 350m couloir (loose rock, 1 abseil in the bottom 3rd)to the Nant Blanc glacier.
Or take the train to Montenvers, descent to the glacier and walk up for 400m, climb the moraine in the opposite side and follow a faint arette to the bottom of the climbs.
Excellent bivy spots in the rognons below the W and N faces.

For routes in the South and SE faces, walk up the Charpoua glacier from the hut for 350m and work your way left through the crevasses after the rock spur.

Smith42. 23 July 2018

Its worth checking out the approach from Grande Montets, we needed 5 abiels down the couloir to reach the NB glacier, and then another abseil from the glacier.  (2-3hrs)

The ladderes from Montenvers are NOT IN PLACE.  there were removed two years ago so not sure how you can approach from there, you can make two 55m abseils when descending. 

Seracs were falling when we passed so dont hang about!

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Chamonix

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More Guidebooks:
Snow, Ice and Mixed (2005)
Neige, Glace et Mixte (1996)
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Grand Dru
2 Trident Pillar TD  
3 Stembert Pillar TD 3
4 Contamine Route TD 4
5 Voie Pierre ED1  
6 South East Side Normal Route AD 1
  Petit Dru
8 The American Direct ED1 *** 32
Climb name Grade
9 American Directissima ED2 4
10 Bonatti Pillar TD *** 17
11 Original West Face Route ED1 *** 1
12 The North Face TD+ *** 46
13 Voie Lesueur ED2 4
14 South Face and Southwest Ridge D- 3
15 Passage Cardiac ED3  
16 C'est arrive demain
-
ED2  
Climb name Grade
17 North Face Guides Route
-
ED1  
18 North Face Directissima
-
ED3  
19 Dru Couloir
-
ED1 7
20 Dru Couloir Direct ED2 *** 4
21 Traverse
-
D *** 15
22 South Couloir TD+  

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