The normal way is the Southwest Face
Difficulties: AD, II, III, IV, A0 by the fixed strings or 5c in free.
(Option) Day 1: Ascent to Torino by the Helbronner cable car, for a gentle acclimatization, the Entréves Ridges, or an another trip, reminders of the rappel can be envisaged or simple night to be early the next morning.
Day 2: Morning departure from Refuge Torino or first cabin of the cable car (be careful in summer, very busy route), it takes 4 hours in total for the climb from the refuge Torino (650M D +) including 150m of rock climbing in mountain shoes.
Approaching from the Torino hut is a fairly flat glacier, then a mixed section of about 400 meters in tight rope up to the dining room. From here it is necessary to count 1h to 2H of climbing on a beautiful granite, the difficulties are clearly reduced by the presence of fixed rope which makes it possible to rise, a rather physical gymnastics with this altitude. Average level 4c to 5b max. Or 5C without the fixed ropes.
The descent is made by 3 rappel from the summit of the Dent du Géant, then return to Torino (2h to 3h)
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