Chamonix and the Mont Blanc Massif offers a never-ending variety of excellent rock climbing terrain. As well as climbing the best routes in the valley, you will also improve essential mountain safety skills.

Rock climbing courses in Chamonix and beyond

Chamonix is renowned for the high quality, variety & accessibility of its world-class granite walls, and the technical gneiss cracks & slabs of the Aiguille Rouge peaks. If there was ever a place to discover or improve your cragging skills, it is most certainly here in Chamonix! Let our enthusiastic and knowledgeable high mountain guides introduce you to some of the Alps’ most classic alpine climbing routes.

 If you have had your alpine climbing fix and are looking for a new climbing challenge, then why not consider exploring the stunning limestone walls of the Gorge du Verdon or the sea cliffs of the Italian Riviera? Our guides have many years’ experience of climbing all over France and Europe and would be delighted to propose and customise a private itinerary for you.

Beginner

Discover Climbing. You have no experience in the high mountains or rock climbing. You’re comfortable walking on exposed non- technical trails (not requiring the use of the hands, or “scrambling.”) You’re looking for new challenges in steeper terrain.

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Discover Rock Climbing in Chamonix

5 days course for total beginners. You will learn basics of rock climbing and multi pitch climbing under supervision of our UIAGM qualified mountain guide.

Intermediate

You have some prior experience climbing or mountaineering. You know basic techniques and basic maneuvers (belaying, rappelling, basic knots). You can follow French 5 (5.8) on rock and French AD in the high mountains.

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Alpine Rock Climbing Course – level 2

4 days of multi-pitch granite climbing with 3 nights on a mountain hut.