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Rock Climbing in the Hautes Pyrenees

Reach peak alpine experience among the towering French Pyrenees

The southwestern chunks of France rise and fall with picturesque mountains in the Pyrenees. Pristine scenery, top-quality rocks, prominent peaks and large areas of protected parkland. Hautes-Pyrenees is a world-class climbing destination for all levels of ability. Visit in spring, summer and autumn for different rock climbing conditions.
 
 
 
 
 

Top rock climbing trips | Hautes 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

Bursting with breathtaking landscapes, the French Pyrenees is packed full of incredible natural highlights. The rush of rivers, picturesque peaks dominating the wilderness, and whispers of legends swirling through the valleys. Fields of orchids and bellflowers give colour to the mountains, while eagles and vultures swoop over the heads of marmots, boars, and foxes that roam the picturesque Pyrenees.

 

Good to know:

Country code

+33

Currency

Euro

Language

French

Best time to visit

Visit in spring, summer and autumn for different rock climbing conditions

What’s the weather like?

The climate is warm and pleasant throughout the year, and is one of the sunniest places in France

More info about Rock Climbing in Hautes Pyrenees:

Located in the southwest of France is the department of Hautes-Pyrenees, consisting of a collection of distinct areas. Contrasting with the flat plains of the north, the southern chunks of the department are populated with mountains, including Pic du Midi de Bigorre. A large part of Hautes-Pyrenees is held within the Western Pyrenees National Park, which has a strong magnetic pull of outdoor adventurers, especially rock climbers

 

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