Dent Du Geant

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Dent du Géant is a very impressive and famous tower with an exciting 360 degree overwiew on Mont Blanc massive. Due to the presence of fixed rope, during summer time, the peak it's a little bit crowded. Some interesting climbing route on West and South face.

Elevation (feet): 13,166
Elevation (meters): 4,013
Continent: Europe
Country: France/Italy
Range/Region: Savoy Alps
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1882
First successful climber(s): A. Payot, A. Cupelin, W.W. Graham
Nearest major airport: Milan MXP
Convenient Center: Courmayeur - Italy

Thanks to Gianni Perelli Ercolini for adding this peak.

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Trip Reports

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There are 9 trip reports for Dent Du Geant.

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  • Log #15217 - by Cor Verhoeckx on Mar 10, 2004
    Nice weather, start early. Then it is not to crowded.
  • Log #15218 - by RJG de Vries on Apr 17, 2002
    Did some very nice climbing in warm sunny weather. A pitty there were so many other climbers.
  • Log #15220 - by Steve Spike Wong on Sep 07, 2001
    I climbed with a slightly crazy Japanese guy. We had awakened quite early for another climb, found the weather atrocious, sneaked into the hut's kitchen and downed a bottle of wine at 3 a.m. We awoke...
  • Log #15221 - by Valdek Udris on Sep 01, 2001
    I climb the normal- SW route. If You get the good wether, there are too much climbers. But anyway, without fixed ropes it's a good climb.
  • Log #15222 - by peter baines on Aug 30, 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.
  • Log #15223 - by Hallbjörn Staurset on May 31, 2001
    beautiful climb on the west wall i can recommended
  • Log #15224 - by Jason Black on Mar 05, 2001
    I climbed the rock at the top on my own using a prusic knot on the fixed ropes for safety. I did, however, carry a 50m rope with me for the descent. The top pitch which involves crossing from one...
  • Log #15225 - by Odd Staurset on Nov 17, 2000
    Easy to underestimate the time needed on the fixed ropes. The guide says 1 hour. That's fast.
  • Log #15226 - by Gianni Perelli Ercolini on Sep 11, 2000
    To be on the top of Dent du Géant it's like to be on a balloon over the Mont Blanc massive. The normal route, with fixed ropes, was pretty crowded. We reached the top via "Geant branché" route...