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ValthoNormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2017


Beautifull route, in one day from Cable car Courmayeur. We were just in time for last one back to Courmayeur. Was still quite busy on the Dent du Geant which meant quite some waiting time unfortunately. But great mountain you need to have done!
Posted Sep 7, 2017 2:15 pm

bserkNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2016


Fun alpine climb with an amazing view. Perfect conditions in July with lots of snow.
Posted Jul 17, 2017 3:15 am

AnttiOnDemandNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2002
Very nice climb, no crowds. Would be substantially more difficult without the fixed rope.
Posted Apr 9, 2016 3:35 am

Nehawould like to finish the climb someday..
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2013


A week long climbs and descents in Chamonix had taken toll, I was stressed and worn out to finish the dent climb. I managed the scramble well from Torino hut but couldn't put others to risk because of me on the final climbing part. Dying to go back to Chamonix to finish this one and couple of others!
Posted Apr 8, 2014 11:45 am

ericvolaSouth face - Burgasser route  Sucess!


With Etienne Nusslé sometime in 1966
Posted Dec 26, 2013 2:33 am

AlbertoRampiniWinter ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 30, 1976


A winter ascent in 1976 and a summer ascent in 2006, 30 years later!
Posted Sep 18, 2012 1:45 pm

secanderCold  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2012


Left our camp near Torino Refuge at around 3:30 am to avoid crowds. Made good time across the snowfields but got lost in the darkness during the approach scramble. Finally made it to the Sale a Manger at 6:30. Started climbing around 7:00 am (without making use of fixed ropes except for one move at the crux). I was climbing in rock shoes with a pair of wool socks beneath, it was extremely cold and I couldn't feel my toes. After a few hours, we finally summited at 11:00. The rappel was fast and easy but we had to wait for some other parties. Again, on the descent scramble we got lost but fortunately another party spotted us and told us where to go. Made good time on the snowfields back to Torino and made took the lift back to Courmayeur.
Posted Jul 23, 2012 3:37 am

LytskNormal route  Sucess!
great climb with a lot of exposure and wind.
Posted Dec 24, 2011 2:17 pm

jfloIll-fated trip
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2011


Husband cracked his tooth in Chamonix the day before - some sort of omen. I left our food at the hut, then got hit by a block of ice knocked down by a guide. Completed the tough mixed climbing, but too strung out for the dent itself. Would like to try again if not for the crowds.
Posted Nov 29, 2011 1:18 am

Silvia MazzaniNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2006

Silvia Mazzani

Great day!
Posted Nov 16, 2011 5:32 pm

andrea.itnormal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2011


not so easy as I supposed. Anyway climbed in 6 hours from Torino hut.
Posted Sep 11, 2011 5:42 pm

TodoVerticalSummit of Dent du Giant - Cumbre del Diente del Gigante Route Climbed: South West Face - TODOVERTICAL   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2010


Once again on the summit ... this time with Pablo. Very cold in the morning.

Posted Mar 22, 2011 2:45 am

etai101big granit tower  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 1998


love it.
Posted Dec 17, 2010 12:24 pm

JanGSuccess after a year delay!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2010


Early July 2009 we attempted the climb with my son Christoph and our local guide Eric, on the day after a snow storm. We aborted the climb after the first pitch because of the dicey conditions (very cold and lots of snow on the rock). We waited a long year, day dreaming and watching videos of the Dent. It was certainly worth the wait because this time the conditions were ideal (hot and dry rock).

The thick fixed ropes make all the difference, especially on the nearly vertical last pitch before the first summit. We used sticky climbing shoes in contrast to boots in 2009 so that it was actually relatively "easier " climbing. The rappels on the South face are really dramatic. Highly recommended classic climb!
Posted Jul 14, 2010 3:58 pm

pabloRoute Climbed: Normal   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2009


Nico, my brother and I departed Torino hut at 5am and arrived to the summit, kissing the virgin at 10am... Approach ugly - specially the rock part, but ascent from "salle a manger" exciting. Sunny day. Descent fine and refreshing beer in Chamonix at 4pm.
Posted Aug 24, 2009 8:26 am

JurgenNormalroute  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2009


Took the first cable car from Courmayeur and climbed the normal route in a day. Perfect conditions and beautiful weather. The ropes bother a little. Fast descent by rappel through the south face.
Posted Aug 17, 2009 1:12 pm

MountaingirlBCStormed off
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2008


Lightening, sideways freezing rain and high winds blowing pieces of bird around made for an early turn-around on this beauty. Next time!
Posted Aug 8, 2009 3:57 pm

pabloRoute Normal
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2008


Unfortunately the weather was too tough. We made from Torino Hut to "Salle a Manger" in 1h30 (6h30am) ... snow and wind , and getting worse... we decided to try up the "Dent" but just 2 pitches from the summit the previous couple decided to abort and so did Sev and I. wall was getting really wet... some minutes later a big thunder hit close ... a couple of ropes arrived later to the hut successful ... those ropes where a bit sooner out there... we will try again ... good experience anyhow...
Posted Jul 17, 2008 8:04 am

bruno baschungnormal route  Sucess!

bruno baschung

Impressive peak, with tiny summit, impressive view as well!

bruno baschung
Posted Jun 15, 2008 3:16 pm

roadmountainRoute Climbed: Normal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2007


Nice climbed, a little late in the season! Beautiful view toward Mont Blanc and Grandes Jorasses. Torino winterraum isn't the most wanted place to be in the mountains....On the way back we missed the cable car in two minutes and decides to sleep in the toilethall of the cable station of the Torinohut. There was light and warmth...., that wasn't in the winterraum!;-) But the climb was great!
Posted Nov 1, 2007 12:08 pm

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