West Ridge (Normal route)

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Haute Savoie, France, Europe
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West Ridge (Normal route)
Created On: Mar 6, 2004
Last Edited On: Aug 23, 2006


From Bernex :
At the church, go to the left, cross the hamlet Trossy, and at the bridge of Charmet turn to the right to La Fetiuere (1206m). Park in a bend near a restaurant.

Route Description

The normal way uses the south face and west crest.

The path begins at the Restaurant La Fétuière and goes up through the forest into the vallon d'Oche. You can choose between the path on the left and the one on the right side : the two lead highter to the chalets d'Oche (mountain pasture, 1630 m) go to the left (waterspring). Leave the grassy side before the col de Rebollion and take the rocky passage : la "cheminée" (2050 m, cables). A short gorge leads to the refuge de la Dent (2113 m). Then in 20 minutes through exposed flags and a short ridge to the summit (cross).
To descend you can choose the east route (recommended) . This route is very busy with Ibex.
Dent d Oche

Dent d Oche

Essential Gear

Little rope for children under 12

West Ridge (Normal route)

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