Dent Du Geant South Face

The dent the Geant is the rocky peak in the center. We skied down and to the lookers left to join the lower slopes of the Marbrees.

The dent the Geant is the rocky peak in the center. We skied down and to the lookers left to join the lower slopes of the Marbrees.

Today me and Ross Hewitt skied an awesome line down the south face of the Dent Du Geant.  I wouldn’t recommend anyone to go and ski it now unless your prepared to stay in the Torino Refuge to get an early start.  It was touch and go with the heat but  we made it down before the snow pack got too warm.  It was an awesome place to ski starting with a vague couloir which enters a massive hanging face which then joins the classic Marbrees couloir from the Col du Rochefort. . It was relatively easy to get to despite the deep powder snow we had to wade up and the short tricky mixed steps to get to the base of the Dent Du Geant.  We put a rope on for the last section up to the col where you begin to ski as the climbing was insecure in places with loose, cold snow covering scree and rock slabs. Still a super fun day out and the spring corn in the lower sections of the Marbrees was super fast and fun!! It was good to get out with Ross again, its been a while.

to the base of the dent du geant

Showing the route taken on the climb up.

ross climb up

Ross on the climb up.

Ross skiing the south face

Ross skiing the south face

further down the couloir.

further down the couloir.

2 thoughts on “Dent Du Geant South Face

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