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Dent du Geant

Haute Savoie, FRANCE

Climbs 20 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 4013m a.s.l – Faces ?

Crag features
A massive thumb of rock which is clearly visible from Courmayeur and many points in the Mont Blanc massif. Unfortunately the normal route is adorned with fixed ropes.

Best descent to avoid the people going up the normal route is via 3x60m abseils down the south face. Equipped abseil stations, possible to descend doing 30m abs. Start abbing from the station in the south side of Point Sella.

Access notes
Access from the Torino hut/Hellbroner lift. Alternatively walk from the Midi station and bivy comfortably at the Col du Geant.

The couloir leading up to the Salle a Manger becomes very dangerous in the afternoon due to the combination of the a.noon sun and the scores of people descending it. Try to avoid it between 10am and 7pm.

Guidebooks
Mont Blanc Massif Vol. 1 (2002)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1SW face (normal route)AD ***108
2South faceTD ***6
3South Face (Duplicate entry for pre-fixed gear ascents)TD+ 1
4North face and NW ridgeD  
5South diedreTD+  
6South East pillarTD  
 Climb nameGradex
7Geant BrancheD+ 1
8North ridgeD *** 
9North CouloirTD  
10North West faceTD  
 MOVED CLIMBS  
12Dent du Géant summitsummit 56
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