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Rock Climbing in the French Pyrenees

The French Pyrenees are a gorgeous natural barrier between France and Spain, with countless stunning and beautiful rock faces to undertake rock climbing on.

The French Pyrenees contain some of the most sumptuous scenery in all of France, acting as a natural gateway from the Southwest of the country to the Iberian Peninsula. Rock climbing is an immensely popular and exciting activity in this region, with the vast, epic and dramatic rock faces and cliffs that dominate the landscape proving to be the perfect setting for this highly addictive activity. Take a pick from our selection of rock climbing trips in the French Pyrenees, here at Explore-Share!
 
 
 
 
 

Top rock climbing trips | French Pyrenees:

 
 
 

What people are saying about these trips

Fanny Dyrberg

5.00

September, 2022

Multi-pitch climbing trip in the Pyrenees

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Mattia Boldetti

5.00

September, 2022

Multi-pitch climbing trip in the Pyrenees

Cecilia is a top star guide, a genuine lovely person with great skill & knowledge = top notch experience!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Desislava Lucheva

5.00

June, 2022

Rock climbing in the Pyrenees: Pic du Midi d’Ossau, Mallos de Riglos, Ordesa Valley, Mont-rebei gorge

Pau adapted to our physical condition and help us to get trough the challenges of the trip. We had a great experience! The reason for lower rate of site service is the reception of numerous payment reminder while the payment was completed. I had to communicate via email and provide several overviews of my transaction to ensure my reservation.

Peder Anderson

5.00

September, 2021

Rock climbing in the Pyrenees: Pic du Midi d’Ossau, Mallos de Riglos, Ordesa Valley, Mont-rebei gorge

Pau was an all around excellent guide. Would highly recommend climbing with him.

Ed Orr

5.00

September, 2021

Rock climbing Pic du Midi d’Ossau (2,884m) from the Refuge de Pombie in the Pyrenees National Park

Alfredo was an excellent guide - very helpful and flexible in organising our ascent of the Pic du Midi d'Ossau, set pace and technical level perfectly for our group (father and two teenage children) on the way up, and very good company on the way down :-)

Max Schlüter

5.00

August, 2021

Multi-pitch climbing trip in the Pyrenees

Had a very good time with Cecilia at the Cap de Long. It was foggy and supposed to rain the first day, so Cecilia was kind enough to reschedule and pointed out a superb climbing spot to us on the Spanish side of the Pyrenees. Along our multi-pitch route Cecilia showed us how to set up a stand, secure ourselves, rope management and how to belay from the top.

Chloe Ong

4.00

August, 2021

Rock climbing Pic du Midi d’Ossau (2,884m) from the Refuge de Pombie in the Pyrenees National Park

Alfredo has been excellent in terms of guiding us up the mountain even in rainy weather.

Marie Lohr

5.00

July, 2020

Multi-pitch climbing trip in the Pyrenees

Amazing view, amazing guide and an amazing day. Thank you so much Cecilia.

Maris Paurs

5.00

June, 2019

Pic du Midi d’Ossau guided climbing day

Fantastic climb! We were the only people climbing the normal route so we had the mountain to ourselves. Fede was great, highly professional, and he assessed the risks very well. Highly recommended!

Giles Austin

5.00

August, 2018

Pic du Midi d’Ossau guided climbing day

1st class guide. Excellent scramble.


 

There are many reasons for choosing Rock Climbing in France

The French Pyrenees is one of Europe's great outdoor activity spots, with a wide array of activities undertaken by millions each year. From the hiking trails in Summer and ski resorts in Winter, to the rock climbing which is so prevalent nowadays, there is something for everyone here.

 

Good to know:

Country Code

+33

Currency

Euro

Language

French

Best time to visit

May - September, when the weather is warmest and conditions driest

Weather

Pleasant in Summer, with temperatures averaging around 20 degrees celsius

How to get there

Flights to Toulouse from most Western European countries, and from there it is a short drive to the Pyrenees

More info about Rock Climbing in French Pyrenees:

Some of the rock climbing can be challenging, so please ensure you are in good physical shape and have prior rock climbing experience

 

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