"Dent du Géant" means "Giant Tooth".
This steep rockpillar can be seen from everywhere in central Mont Blanc region. Dent du Géant is a Grandes Jorasses neighbor.
For climbing this peak, local guides have fixed some ropes in the normal route but it is a nice climb with difficulty AD.
Some are recommending to climb the peak in combination with the Rochefortgrat. On your way back from the Aiguille de Rochefort the temperature will be nicer to climb the beautiful peak. [Route overview: Col Du Géant (3365m) - Dent du géant foot (3830m) - Aiguille de Rochefort (4001m) - Dent Foot (3830m) - Dent Du Géant (4013m)].
The S face route is a TD route (160 hm on the Dent, 2-3h). From Col du Géant to peak foot, you need 2h.
Getting the starting point of normal route or south face is not like going to climb the Peigne !
A steep slope under the "gengiva" can be very dangerous with ice or unsafe snow ! I remember a rescue to a team that fell down here while descending in a sunny hot summer afternoon ! The acces is really dangerous if the snow is soft. The slope is about 50 deg. !! Start early to find more solide snow...!!!
The Normal route will be re-equiped 09/28 and 10/01 2005
starting point : Rifugio Torino (3371 m) CAI (hut:0165844034; warden:0121954145 & hut:0165846484; warden: 0165842247) 80 beds, always open, warden during the season
books : Eberlein Hartmunt: Mont Blanc Gruppe - Gebietsführer für Bergsteiger und Kletterer". Bergverlag Rother, Ottobrunn, 2000. ISBN: 3-7633-2414-3. 9. edition. 2000. 459 pages, 50 b/w and 23 colour photos & 30 route maps, 2 colour maps. 15 cm Kunststoff.
Rebuffat Gaston: The Mont Blanc Massif: the 100 Finest Routes. Baton Wicks Publications, 1996. ISBN: 1-898573-03-4.
Climbing is free. Local guides have priority to climb with their customers.
When To Climb
Campings and hotels in Chamonix and Courmayeur.
SW summit (4009m) : July 29 1882 : Jean Joseph Maquignaz, Baptiste
Maquignaz, Daniel Maquignaz, guides, Alessandro Sella, Alfonso Sella, Coradino Sella Gaudenzio Sella.
NE summit (4014m) : August 20 1882 A. Payot, A. Cupelin, W.W. Graham
S face: July 28 1935 : M. Burgasser, R Leitz
Views taken from col du Géant or Petiti Flambeau
Sunrise and sunset
Simply one of the the best web sites on the Chamonix Region. Tuan has climbed most all of the routes he describes.
- Dent du Géant + Aréte du Rochefort
- Dent du Géant at www.4000er.de
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