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Rock climbing in Chamonix: weekend course

rock climbing in Chamonix
rock climbing in Chamonix
rock climbing in Chamonix

Come climb the Pilier the Rhodo-Dindons and the world-famous Contamine route during these two days rock climbing in Chamonix with certified mountain guide Sébastien.

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2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep


Join me on this 2-day course and enjoy the best rock climbing in Chamonix.

Take advantage of the chance to climb two of the area’s greatest classics: the Pilier des Rhodo-Dindons and the Contamine route!

An excellent physical condition is a must to take this course, as well as a minimum technical level between 6a and 6b. I can take a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 2 people on this course. This is primarily for safety reasons but also to make sure you take advantage of the learning experience this course provides.

This 2-day course starts on Saturdays during the months of June, July, August and September. We will meet the day before to make sure our bags contain all the necessary equipment.

On Saturday, we will meet at 8 am to take the train up to the Mer de Glace. On the way up to the Couvercle hut, we will have our first contact with the Chamonix granite on this Dalles de l’Envers route. We will then spend the night in the hut.

On Sunday, we will have breakfast in the hut. The 400-meter Contamine route, just 30 minutes away from the hut, will offer a great chance to test your technical skills. Opened in 1954 by mountaineers André Contamine and Pierre Labrunie, this route is one of the area’s greatest classics.

Rock climbing in Chamonix is world famous, with climbers travelling from all over the world to experience it. Located in the Haute-Savoie department, Chamonix is also one of the oldest and most renowned ski resorts in France.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience for yourself everything this region has to offer! Contact me if you have any questions regarding dates or other specifics. These 2 days rock climbing in Chamonix will be an experience you won’t easily forget! 

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc).


Day 1: Pilier des Rhodo-Dindons

First contact with Chamonix granite. Night in Couvercle hut.

Day 2: Contamine route

A chance to test your technical skills on this 400-meter classic.




Night in mountain hut.

Meeting point


About the guide

IFMGA / UIAGM Mountain Guide -
Sébastien is originally from Toulon. Before he dedicated his time fully to his passion, mountaineering, he has completed a degree in Alpine Geography.
His thirst for adventure took him from countries such as Turkey and Peru to the high mountains of Pakistan .
Since 2000, he work as a Mountain Guide in Chamonix, La Clusaz and all over the world.


French | English



What people are saying about Sébastien Laurent

Teddy Papes


April, 2023

Thanks for all your help!

David Pyle


October, 2022

I had a great time climbing with Sebastien. He modified the trip because of the weather and was able to find dry rock on a wet day. Throughout the trip Sebastien not only provided plenty of climbing but also helped me on skills that I wanted to improve on.

Nathan Wangliao


September, 2022

Sebastien was a great guide! Thank you :)

Casey White


June, 2022

Sebastien was a fantastic guide, I had a great time and learned a lot. I would 100% use him again as a guide and the climbing / route choices were great as well

Antonia Mächler


February, 2022

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Robert Davis


July, 2021

Excellent course. Sebastien tailored the content to my goals and was a great and thorough instructor. A very enjoyable and educational course.



January, 2019

Gained skills and confidence in ice climbing, as well as some mountaineering skills. Guide was extremely knowledgeable and supportive. Look forward to working with Seb again.

Slawek Noga


October, 2018

Five amazing days ,professional and friendly service. Keep Calm and Climbing with Sebastien Lauren

david guo


September, 2018

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Alexandra Robert-rodiere


January, 2017

Grâce à Sebastien L vous repoussez vos limites! Exigent mais attentif il vous amènera découvrir des paysages hors des sentiers battus...avec la cool attitude. Bref un super guide!

Pascal Le Flao


February, 2016

Une page superbe, intéressante, un guide talentueux, sympa et simple avec qui on a plaisir à partager notre passion pour la montagne. Merci Sébastien !

Pascal Le Flao


February, 2016

Una página estupenda, interesante, una guía talentosa, agradable y sencilla con la que nos complace compartir nuestra pasión por la montaña. Gracias Sebastián!

D'Jé Titounian


December, 2015

Super semaine avec Sébastien et Guillaume. Très partant pour refaire un stage!!!



July, 2015

Unforgettable experience, thanks to our guide Sebastien we reached the summit, he prepared us not only with the required skills also with the psychological strength for such an emblematic summit. Also we want to thank Gauthier (from Explore-Share) for his help preparing this expedition.



April, 2015

It was my first ski touring experience in high montainous areas: it was just unique thanks notably to the way Sébastien managed us in a very professional way. He inspired confidence in our group while this was the very first time for three among us. Congrats.



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