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.
Jun, Jul, 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.
- Guiding fee
The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Accommodation from 25 euros per night / person in our recommended B&B cottages. Possibility to sleep in camp sites or in other hotels of the area.
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
SNGM | IVBV | UIAGM | IFMGA
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.
Sebastien was a great guide! Thank you :)
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
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Excellent course. Sebastien tailored the content to my goals and was a great and thorough instructor. A very enjoyable and educational course.
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.
Five amazing days ,professional and friendly service. Keep Calm and Climbing with Sebastien Lauren
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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
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
Una página estupenda, interesante, una guía talentosa, agradable y sencilla con la que nos complace compartir nuestra pasión por la montaña. Gracias Sebastián!
Super semaine avec Sébastien et Guillaume. Très partant pour refaire un stage!!!
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.
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.
Nous avons passé trois jours entre Chamonix et La Clusaz, quelques classiques dans les aiguilles rouges et une belle journée au début du massif des Aravis. Nous avons particulièrement apprecié Sébastien pour ces choix en rapport avec notre niveau, sa patience, sa pédagogie juste quand il faut, pro et sympathique,de très bons moments en montagne, sportifs et conviviaux.
Thanks a lot Sebastien for helping us in getting ready to ascent the Mont Blanc and for letting us discover the incredible Vallée Blanche. It has been an unique experience that we will probably never forget. I hope we can climb an other mountain soon together. Take care. Gauthier
Sebastien was very professional in guiding us to the top of Mont Blanc! Great atmosphere within the group thanks to his great character. I highly recommend him for anyone wanting to clim the Mont Blanc, no matter his level. Thanks again, Sebastien!
Sébastien taught us all the bases of glacier climbing. We spent nice days with him in the Vallée Blanche and Mont-Blanc area. He was very patient and pedagogue. Thanks to him we could discover great little summit close to Aiguille du Midi!
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