Dent du Géant/Dente del Gigante Climber's Log

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Flachlandtiroler - Oct 16, 2020 3:15 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2020

Normal route (A0/aided)  Sucess!

Started from the valley with the first cable car, only dropping luggage at Torino hut.
It was the first day with feasible weather, so somewhat cold and partly snowcovered. Few teams on the hill, so quite relaxed atmo.


JimO44 - Apr 8, 2019 4:15 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 1970

No Ropes  Sucess!

Never touched a fixed rope. Fantastic climb on a perfect day.


Valtho - Sep 7, 2017 2:15 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2017

Normal route  Sucess!

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!


bserk - Jul 17, 2017 3:15 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2016

Normal Route  Sucess!

Fun alpine climb with an amazing view. Perfect conditions in July with lots of snow.

AnttiOnDemand - Apr 9, 2016 3:35 am Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2002

Normal Route  Sucess!

Very nice climb, no crowds. Would be substantially more difficult without the fixed rope.


Neha - Apr 8, 2014 11:45 am Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2013

would like to finish the climb someday..

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!


ericvola - Dec 26, 2013 2:33 am

South face - Burgasser route  Sucess!

With Etienne Nusslé sometime in 1966

Alberto Rampini

Alberto Rampini - Sep 18, 2012 1:45 pm Date Climbed: Dec 30, 1976

Winter ascent  Sucess!

A winter ascent in 1976 and a summer ascent in 2006, 30 years later!


secander - Jul 23, 2012 3:37 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2012

Cold  Sucess!

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.

Lytsk - Dec 24, 2011 2:17 pm

Normal route  Sucess!

great climb with a lot of exposure and wind.


jflo - Nov 29, 2011 1:18 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2011

Ill-fated trip

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.

Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - Nov 16, 2011 5:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2006

Normal Route  Sucess!

Without use the fixed ropes. Great day! - Sep 11, 2011 5:42 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2011

normal  Sucess!

not so easy as I supposed. Anyway climbed in 6 hours from Torino hut.


TodoVertical - Mar 22, 2011 2:45 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2010

Summit of Dent du Giant - Cumbre del Diente del Gigante Route Climbed: South West Face - TODOVERTICAL   Sucess!

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


etai101 - Dec 17, 2010 12:24 pm Date Climbed: Apr 10, 1998

big granit tower  Sucess!

love it.


JanG - Jul 14, 2010 3:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2010

Success after a year delay!  Sucess!

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!


pablo - Aug 24, 2009 8:26 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2009

Route Climbed: Normal   Sucess!

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.


Jurgen - Aug 17, 2009 1:12 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2009

Normalroute  Sucess!

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.


MountaingirlBC - Aug 8, 2009 3:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2008

Stormed off

Lightening, sideways freezing rain and high winds blowing pieces of bird around made for an early turn-around on this beauty. Next time!


pablo - Jul 17, 2008 8:04 am Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2008

Route Normal

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...

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