Col du Géant

Col Elevation: 3356 meters, 11,010 feet

Key Col for:Grandes Jorasses  (4208 m/13,806 ft)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)45° 50' 49'' N, 6° 56' 6'' E
45.847014, 6.934906 (Dec Deg)
ProminenceClean: 852 m/2796 ft
Optimistic: 852 m/2795 ft
Average: 852 m/2795 ft
Prominence Parentage:Line Parent: Mont Maudit
Prominence Parent: Mont Blanc
Island Parent: Mont Blanc
Ridgewalk Distance:11.42 km/7.09 mi
State/ProvinceValle d’Aosta
County/Second Level RegionHaute-Savoie

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RangesContinent: Europe
Range2: Alps
Range3: Western Alps
Range4: Savoy Alps
Range5: Mont Blanc Massif
Drainage BasinsPo
Adriatic Sea
Mediterranean Sea
Atlantic Ocean

Detailed Ridgewalk Listing

The table below lists the peaks and cols that lie on the path from Grandes Jorasses to its Key Col and onward to its Line Parent.  This route is the highest possible path that follows ridgecrests from the peak to higher ground. It corresponds to the yellow line on the map above.  Note: This feature is preliminary. There may be errors in the ridgewalk data and/or bugs in the code that give misleading results. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Ridge PointElev-mProm-mRidge Name(s)Basins to each sideDist-kmCumulative-km
START: Grandes Jorasses4208852 Rhone/Po  
(Unnamed Col)4150  Rhone/Po0.110.11
Grandes Jorasses-Pointe Whymper418434 Rhone/Po0.120.24
(Unnamed Col)4100  Rhone/Po0.140.37
Pointe Croz411010 Rhone/Po0.130.51
(Unnamed Col)4015  Rhone/Po0.120.63
Pointe Elena404510 Rhone/Po0.140.77
(Unnamed Col)4035  Rhone/Po0.060.82
Pointe Marguerite406550 Rhone/Po0.060.88
Col des Grandes Jorasses3825  Rhone/Po0.331.21
Dome de Rochefort4015190 Rhone/Po0.551.76
(Unnamed Col)3895  Rhone/Po0.432.19
Aiguille de Rochefort4001106 Rhone/Po0.292.48
(Unnamed Col)3874  Rhone/Po0.492.97
Dent du Géant4013139 Rhone/Po0.223.18
KEY COL: Col du Géant3356  Rhone/Po2.525.71
Tour Ronde3792165 Rhone/Po2.838.54
Cols de la Tour Ronde3627  Rhone/Po0.378.91
(Ridge Junction)   Rhone/Po1.9810.89
LINE PARENT: Mont Maudit4465162 Rhone/Po0.5211.42
PROM PARENT: Mont Blanc48104697    
ISLAND PARENT: Mont Blanc48104697    

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