Dent du Géant Climber's Log
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|TodoVertical||Route Climbed: South West Face (Normal route) Date Climbed: Aug 2004|
|We climbed free all pitches, mostly at 5b/c, and two sections of what we believed is 6a. The fixed-rope is something that takes the beauty out of the route. May be one day it will no longer be there.|
|Posted Aug 24, 2004 5:39 pm|
|Tom Fralich||Route Climbed: SW Face Date Climbed: July 29, 2004|
|Climbed with Philippe Gerschel in the afternoon after first making a traverse of the Rochefort Ridge to the Aiguille de Rochefort. Really straightforward, especially with the fixed ropes. Only about 3 pitches of climbing without ropes. We descended by four rappels down the south face. Nice summit.|
|Posted Aug 2, 2004 1:20 pm|
|cherokee||Route Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: August 5, 1976|
|The overhanging south face was not as hard as I thought it would be. There were many pitons in place when I climbed it. Went on to do the Rochefort Ridges (Grandes Jorassas) after camping at the base of the face.|
|Posted Jun 2, 2004 2:46 pm|
|Antonio Giani||Route Climbed: via Normale Date Climbed: 1973|
|dal rifugio Torino|
|Posted Apr 13, 2004 2:41 am|
|mountaindog||Route Climbed: Voie Normal Date Climbed: July 2003|
|Beautiful peak but very crowded. Probably lost 2 hours on the day waiting on/passing other parties. Can be very windy so bring a windjacket regardless of how sunny it way seem. Be alert for the meandering nature of the rappels on the descent.|
|Posted Jul 27, 2003 12:43 am|
|TodoVertical||Route Climbed: South West Face (Normal route) Date Climbed: Aug. 1997|
|We could not reach the summit because of the crowds. Never attempt the route in summer time.|
|Posted Dec 5, 2002 9:37 am|
|Samuli Mansikka||Route Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: June 2002|
|Summitted in june 2002 through the normal route. Have to admit that I did use the fixed ropes during the ascent, have to try that again some day with no "cheating". An interesting climb indeed!|
|Posted Nov 3, 2002 12:18 pm|
|Chamonix Man||Route Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: 22 August 2001|
|Used this peak as preparation for ascent of the Matterhorn. It is a classic rock climb.|
We set of (as a pair) from the Torino Hut at 0700. Torino hut is average. It took 2 hrs to get to the base of the climb by crossing a glacier, ascending a couloir and up some loose scree and rocks.
The climb itself is usually quite busy, it is worth getting there earlier to avoid the rush (route finding is not a problem). The slabs are awesome, there is a fixed rope up this 100m bit and they make life easier, it is quite fun not to use them though - we had to in places.
I did the climb with mountaineering boots so that I could get used to climbing rock with them, most of the other people on the route were wearing 'stickies' (rock boots). I am not a particulary advanced rock climber but I had no difficulty leading with my big boots.
There are two summits and the second (higher) one has a statue of the Virgin Mary, it is quite a fright if you are not expecting it!
Down in hut by 1400, not a very long day, a great climb in its own right and good preparation for the matterhorn"
|Posted Aug 9, 2002 6:01 am|
|Rahel Maria Liu||Route Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: July 23, 2002|
|I climbed it together with Jürgen from DAV Ulm. It was a great sunny day with best conditions - and therefore many, many people ..... |
I used it as training for alpine climbing with my big Koflach plastic boots and was surprised, how well I could climb most of the grade V passages without touching the fixed ropes. It was really a lot of fun to climb this nice peak.
|Posted Aug 4, 2002 7:43 am|
|dirkclaessen||Route Climbed: voie normal Date Climbed: july 1986|
|Suberp and beautiful piece of granite. It would even be better (and more difficult) if the fixed ropes were removed. Breathtaking view on Mont Blanc and his satellites. Must do!!|
|Posted Dec 23, 2001 2:12 am|