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mulidivarese

mulidivarese - Jul 23, 2007 3:28 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

two attempt in two days

Twice in two days. The first time fog, snow, rain and storm. Arrived to the Sale a manger we decide it was more carefull return to the torino hut.
the second time was after a strormy night. Icy, cold, windy, full of snow. At the Burgheher platte we quit another time.
another time i hope to be more lucky

DoJo

DoJo - May 19, 2007 2:47 pm

normal route  Sucess!

normal route (Jul 1995) very cold - someone changed our new crampons against old ones :-(

MichaelJ

MichaelJ - Aug 22, 2006 7:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2006

Normal variant  Sucess!

My first climb in the alps. Silvio and I climbed a harder variant of the normal route (not, as usual, on purpose). On the first pitch I went straight up the corner system instead of moving left and following all the fixed junk. The crux of this route was an overhung crack, which felt harder than 5.9+ in mountain boots. The route rejoins the normal on the third pitch, where we eshewed the fix gear and just enjoyed the face climbing. A fun route, especially if climbed free.

EQUUS

EQUUS - Nov 6, 2005 6:30 pm

Route Climbed: ordinary route from Helbronner Date Climbed: Jul of 1989  Sucess!

Ascent during attempt passing ridge Helbronner-Grandes Jorasses

adszhu - Nov 15, 2004 7:33 am

Route Climbed: Normal route (SW face) Date Climbed: 1st September 2004  Sucess!

We had to skip the last 10 metres due to a nice fall. Our rope is still there - DON'T USE IT! Trip description: http://www.geocities.com/adszhu/Dent_2004_en_geo.htm

TodoVertical

TodoVertical - Aug 24, 2004 5:39 pm

Route Climbed: South West Face (Normal route) Date Climbed: Aug 2004  Sucess!

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.

Tom Fralich

Tom Fralich - Aug 2, 2004 1:20 pm

Route Climbed: SW Face Date Climbed: July 29, 2004  Sucess!

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.

cherokee

cherokee - Jun 2, 2004 2:46 pm

Route Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: August 5, 1976  Sucess!

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.

Antonio Giani

Antonio Giani - Apr 13, 2004 2:41 am

Route Climbed: via Normale Date Climbed: 1973  Sucess!

dal rifugio Torino

mountaindog

mountaindog - Jul 27, 2003 12:43 am

Route Climbed: Voie Normal Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!

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.

TodoVertical

TodoVertical - Dec 5, 2002 9:37 am

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.

Samuli Mansikka

Samuli Mansikka - Nov 3, 2002 12:18 pm

Route Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: June 2002  Sucess!

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!

Rahel Maria Liu

Rahel Maria Liu - Aug 4, 2002 7:43 am

Route Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: July 23, 2002  Sucess!

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.

dirkclaessen - Dec 23, 2001 2:12 am

Route Climbed: voie normal Date Climbed: july 1986  Sucess!

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!!

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