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5-day rock climbing course in Chamonix Valley

A perfect opportunity to give your first steps in rock climbing or improve your current techniques. This 5-day rock climbing course in Chamonix is taught by the experienced IFMGA mountain guide Sébastien.


5 Days

Jun - Aug


It is my pleasure to invite you to a 5-day rock climbing course in Chamonix. It is a program I have designed especially for those who are looking for an initiation in climbing as well as those who want to improve their current skills.

The aim of this rock climbing course in Chamonix Valley is to help beginners get the basic techniques of rock climbing. Therefore, I will teach you the fundamentals of belaying and climbing progression. That way, at the end of the course you will be an independent and self-confident climber.

And if you already have a good level of climbing, this course also has something for you. You’ll have the opportunity to improve your current techniques and acquire new ones.

As you may know, the valley of Chamonix counts on a wide variety of cliffs and tracks for all levels and tastes. And as if it wasn’t enough, let me tell you that I also offer an especial rock climbing program to teenagers over 14 years old. So, it is a trip suitable for all the family!

During this 5-day rock climbing course in Chamonix, you will learn the following content:

  • Climb in a second and a lead rope, in easy tracks for beginners;

  • Safe lead climbing for those wishing to improve their skills;

  • How to ensure a second and a first rope;

  • Make a safe returning.

If you want to know more details about the day-by-day program, please find a sample itinerary at the end of this description. Remember that any item can be modified and adapted to your level and expectations.

Lastly, let me also remind you that next departures will take place each Monday from mid June to September, upon request.

For further information about that and booking policies, please contact me now. Let’s plan this exciting trip together and enjoy a unique rock climbing course in Chamonix!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

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


Day 1: Rock Climbing lessons at the Rocher des Gaillands

We will meet at 9:00 am at the Rocher des Gaillands (gneiss). Then, I will teach you the basic belaying techniques to start gaining confidence in the walls.

Day 2: Climbing lessons in Vallorcine

After 15 minutes of a walking approach, we will climb in a very nice climbing area located in Vallorcine at 1250 meters of altitude. Here, we will review the belaying and gear manipulation techniques. Possibility of climbing tracks of 2 to 3 lengths.

Day 3: Montenvers

We will take a lift to the Montenvers (included in the price) before getting to other rock climbing learning spot at 1850 meters of altitude. From there, we will enjoy a beautiful panoramic viewpoint. We will practice some climbing techniques as well as other belaying skills. Back to the valley.

Day 4: More practices in Chapeau

After 15 walking minutes we will reach a climbing area located at 1600 meters of altitude. You can continue improving your technical movements on the rope or you can practice a lead climb.

Day 5: Rock climbing in Giettroz or Barberine (depending on the level of participants)

Both are great climbing spots and are located at 1300 and 1400 meters of altitude. Two magnificent places where to finish this course, surrounded by an unforgettable landscape.



What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Les Granges d'en Haut Chamonix Mont Blanc France
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Hôtel Mont Blanc Chamonix Mont Blanc France
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Hôtel Hermitage Chamonix Mont Blanc France
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About the guide

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Mountain 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.


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What people are saying about Sébastien


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


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



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


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!


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

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