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Discover rock climbing in Chamonix

This is an introduction level course designed for those with little or no experience in rock climbing. You will learn how to rock climb on bolted routes – both following and leading – and all the related safety skills.

Educational course

This course is packed with instruction and teaching as well as good climbing.

Learn climbing in Chamonix

Learn rock climbing from our UIAGM Mountain Guides in the Mecca of alpinism, Chamonix Mont Blanc.

Beginner friendly

You do not need any previous rock climbing experience to join this course. Indoor climbing experience is an advantage.

5 days intensive rock climbing course for beginners

Rock climbing is exhilarating sport that demands strength, endurance, agility and good mental control. It also requires a wide range of skills in order to be safe in the vertical world.

Historically, rock climbing was an important component of Alpine mountaineering. Since then, it has evolved into a separate sport in it’s own right, which is technically varied and increasingly athletic.

Chamonix and the surrounding area offer amazing rock climbing in beautiful natural settings. We have fantastic multi-pitch routes for climbers of all levels.

We designed this course for those who have little or no previous rock climbing experience but are passionate about outdoor activities, or have climbed indoors and want to progress to outdoor rock climbing.

Throughout this course, you will learn everything you need to know to be confident climbing bolted single and multi pitch routes with more experienced friends.

We will teach you the basic rock climbing techniques, how to read the rock, spot the easiest passages available and how to position your body to maximize use of the hand and foot holds.

You will learn the most important knots, how to belay your partner, rappel, how to safely set the anchor, correctly clip rope into karabiners, etc.

As the course progresses and you become more confident, you will, if you choose to and under supervision of your guide, lead a route in easy terrain where you can practice the skills you have learned in previous days.

In the event of bad weather, we have option to go to Italy where the weather is usually different. In the very rare event of bad weather everywhere (France, Italy and Switzerland) we will teach you the essential rope work and safety skills in the local indoor gym.

From: 990 €

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.
  • Fitness level 3/5
  • Guiding ratios 1:6 and 1:3
  • 5 days course
  • Available June – October
  • discover rock climbing Chamonix experience
  • discover rock climbing Chamonix experience
  • discover rock climbing Chamonix experience
  • discover rock climbing Chamonix experience
  • discover rock climbing Chamonix experience
  • discover rock climbing Chamonix experience
  • discover rock climbing Chamonix experience
  • discover rock climbing Chamonix experience
  • discover rock climbing Chamonix experience
  • discover rock climbing Chamonix experience
discover rock climbing Chamonix experience
discover rock climbing Chamonix experience
discover rock climbing Chamonix experience

Dates

Discover rock climbing in Chamonix
Start dateEnd dateSpacePrice
Monday 8 July 2024
Friday 12 July 2024
Available
990 €
Monday 15 July 2024
Friday 19 July 2024
Available
990 €
Monday 22 July 2024
Friday 26 July 2024
Available
990 €
Monday 29 July 2024
Friday 2 August 2024
Available
990 €
Monday 5 August 2024
Friday 9 August 2024
Available
990 €
Monday 12 August 2024
Friday 16 August 2024
Available
990 €
Monday 19 August 2024
Friday 23 August 2024
Available
990 €
Monday 26 August 2024
Friday 30 August 2024
Available
990 €
Monday 2 September 2024
Friday 6 September 2024
Available
990 €
Monday 9 September 2024
Friday 13 September 2024
Available
990 €
Monday 16 September 2024
Friday 20 September 2024
Available
990 €
Monday 23 September 2024
Friday 27 September 2024
Available
990 €
Monday 30 September 2024
Friday 4 October 2024
Available
990 €
Monday 7 October 2024
Friday 11 October 2024
Available
990 €
Monday 14 October 2024
Friday 18 October 2024
Available
990 €
Monday 21 October 2024
Friday 25 October 2024
Available
990 €

Dates

Discover rock climbing in Chamonix
Start dateEnd dateSpacePrice
Monday 8 July 2024
Friday 12 July 2024
Available
990 €
Monday 15 July 2024
Friday 19 July 2024
Available
990 €
Monday 22 July 2024
Friday 26 July 2024
Available
990 €
Monday 29 July 2024
Friday 2 August 2024
Available
990 €
Monday 5 August 2024
Friday 9 August 2024
Available
990 €
Monday 12 August 2024
Friday 16 August 2024
Available
990 €
Monday 19 August 2024
Friday 23 August 2024
Available
990 €
Monday 26 August 2024
Friday 30 August 2024
Available
990 €
Monday 2 September 2024
Friday 6 September 2024
Available
990 €
Monday 9 September 2024
Friday 13 September 2024
Available
990 €
Monday 16 September 2024
Friday 20 September 2024
Available
990 €
Monday 23 September 2024
Friday 27 September 2024
Available
990 €
Monday 30 September 2024
Friday 4 October 2024
Available
990 €
Monday 7 October 2024
Friday 11 October 2024
Available
990 €
Monday 14 October 2024
Friday 18 October 2024
Available
990 €
Monday 21 October 2024
Friday 25 October 2024
Available
990 €
Clothing
Fleece or woollen layers
Clothing
Light puffer jacket
Clothing
Windproof and waterproof jacket
Clothing
Sun hat
Clothing
Climbing shoes
Clothing
Climbing pants
Clothing
Approach shoes
Clothing
T-shirts
Technical gear
Climbing harness
Technical gear
Screwgate carabiner x3
Technical gear
Belay device
Technical gear
Climbing helmet
Technical gear
25 – 30 litres rucksack
Technical gear
Lanyard
Technical gear
60 cm tape sling or cordelette for prusik
Other essentials
Sunglasses
Other essentials
Water bottle – Ideally two 1L bottles
Other essentials
Sun cream high protection (for lips and face)
Included in price

Guide Fees

5 days of guiding and instruction by a UIAGM qualified mountain guide.

Local Transport

Any local transport that is required during your course.

Group Equipment

Ropes, safety equipment, etc will be provided when needed by your guide.

Office Support

Our team is based at the foot of the Aiguillle du Midi cable car and will be happy to help you with any questions you may have before, during or after your trip to Chamonix.

Not included in price

Accommodation in Chamonix

Accommodation in Chamonix is not included in the price but we would be happy to advise or organise it on request.

Travel to Chamonix

The price does not include flights, airport transfers or any other travel to/from Chamonix. However, we can organise airport transfers for you on request, please contact us for details.

Personal Equipment

Please see the “Equipment” tab to find out what you will need on this trip / course.  For private customised guiding, please contact us directly to confirm your personalised kit list.

Food & Drink

The price does not include lunch or snacks. You can bring your own food and we can stop for a picnic, or there may be the option to buy lunch at a mountain hut. Please make sure that you are carrying sufficient water and snacks as we will be in the mountains for a number of hours.

Insurance

Travel insurance including a mountain search and rescue insurance is mandatory on all our trips (we can organise the mountai search and rescue insurance for you on request). We highly advice to have a policy covering the cost of medical treatment and to protect the value of your holiday in the event of cancellation. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary.

Lift Passes

We will advise you on which lift passes you will need prior to your trip. If lift passes are required we can preorder them for you on request.