The mountains above Chamonix are home to some of the best alpine rock climbing on the planet. Spectacular granite spires and faces dominate the skyline, giving numerous high-quality rock routes of all standards. This course is for mountaineers who want to experience the technical challenge of rock climbing in the high mountains, or for rock climbers who want to take their skills to the big stage.
Guided days – 3
Guiding Ratio – up to 1:2
There are thousands of routes to choose from in the Mont Blanc massif, ranging from single-pitch cragging to 30-pitch monsters.. Possible objectives include Pyramide du Tacul East Ridge (F5a - 9 pitches), Rebuffat-Baquet on Midi South Face (F6a - 10 pitches), Papillons Arete (F5c - 16 pitches), Bienvenue au Georges V (F6a+ - 12 pitches), Swiss Direct on Grand Capucin (F6b+ - 10 pitches), amongst many others!
The routes climbed on this course are typically in the F5b-F6c (VS-E3) range, so multi-pitch rock climbing experience seconding up to F5b/VS level or above is recommended. Although some days on the itinerary may have easy access, others can require a glacier approach, so some basic mountaineering experience is also recommended.
Time given to training skills (such as cramponning and safe abseiling) can be given as part of the course. However, the main emphasis is on high-quality climbing!
This course runs as a private booking, at a guiding ratio of 1:1 or 1:2.
For those with less (or more) time available, it can be run as a single day (£350), over two days (£685), or over five days (£1650). Please enquire for further details.
Ice axe, crampons, harness and helmet can be provided for a hire fee of £10 per day. Mountaineering boot hire can be arranged with Snell Sports in Chamonix.