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Frison Roche, Brévent

With an extraordinary view of Mt Blanc and over looking Chamonix below, this climbing route, opened in 1906 and recently refurbished, takes you straight to the heart of classic Chamonix climbing.


This is one of the great Chamonix classic climbs. It follows a nice line of cracks and corners up the prominent and steep wall of the Brevent.

With fast and easy access from the Brevent lift, this makes the route a convenient itinerary in case of time restrictions or an unstable weather forecast.

The route offers enjoyable and sustained climbing, with the 4th and final pitches being truly exceptional.

There is no descent or rappels involved, the climb finishes directly at the top of the lift station. Hop on the lift and you are back in Chamonix in just a few minutes.

From: 510 €


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.
  • Dates on demand
  • Guiding ratio 1:2
  • 1 day climb
  • Available June – October
Fleece or woollen layers
Windproof and waterproof jacket
Climbing shoes
Climbing pants
Approach shoes
Long sleeve shirt
Technical gear
Climbing harness
Technical gear
Screwgate carabiner x3
Technical gear
Belay device
Technical gear
Climbing helmet
Technical gear
Technical gear
Crack climbing gloves
Technical gear
Chalk bag
Technical gear
Climbing backpack 20L
Other essentials
Other essentials
Water bottle – Ideally two 1L bottles
Other essentials
Sun cream high protection (for lips and face)
Included in price

Guide Fee

UIAGM / IFMGA mountain guide – a fully qualified and experienced Chamex guide will accompany you for the duration of your trip.

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

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.

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.

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.


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.