Climbs 20
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 4013m a.s.l

On the first summit © walts4

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.

Approach 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.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Dent du GĂ©ant summit
summit 113
2 Southwest Face AD+ 4c *** 218
3 South face TD *** 9
4 South Face (Duplicate entry for pre-fixed gear ascents) TD+ 2
Climb name Grade
5 North face and NW ridge D  
6 South diedre TD+  
7 South East pillar TD  
8 Geant Branche D+ 6
Climb name Grade
9 North ridge D *** 1
10 North Couloir TD  
11 North West face

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