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Durnal guided 1-day rock climbing trip

Durnal, between Namur and Dinant, in Belgium, is ideal if you are looking for an easy rock climbing spot. Christophe, certified rock climbing instructor, takes you there for a day.

Duration1+ day
Offer periodApr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripNot specified

Description

If you are looking for a beautiful and easy rock climbing destination in Wallonia, Belgium, Durnal is your choice! This place is perfect for beginners, and even apt for families with children. Join me and let’s spend a fantastic day on the sandstone cliffs!

I can adjust the program to your level, there are options ranging from easy to sustained. We will practice single-pitch climbing.

Located in a forest region between Namur and Dinant, Durnal is an ancient pit in the bucolic Bocq valley. It is the only sandstone cliff that can be climbed in Belgium. We will climb mainly on slab, rails and small overhangs.

The small massif is ideal to try your first cliff since the equipment is abundant and regular.

I particularly enjoy guiding my friends and clients in Durnal because:
– The Bocq valley is magnificent. Nature and quiet are a guarantee!
– It’s ideal for an initiation with friends and family.
– It’s the only sandstone cliff that can be climbed in Wallonia.

In the same area, if you want to combine this program with others, I can also offer you a great rock climbing program at Yvoir.

Tempted to join me in Durnal for some fun rock climbing? Then make sure you send me a request to book this trip so we can start planning!

Accommodation

There are hotels, lodges and campings nearby.

Disclaimer

If I'm not available, you will be guided by another certified Belgian climbing instructor.

More info

- If conditions are favorable, we can also practice rock climbing during the rest of the year. - Try to book at least 5 days before climbing days. - I'll take maximum 6 climbers with me (depending on the program). If you come with a larger group, I'll be coming with another rock climbing instructor.

Meeting point

Parking along the road. If you come from abroad, you should rent a car.

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About the guide

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I discovered the mountain with my parents at a young age thanks to hiking and alpine skiing. Around 12 years old, I started climbing, and it rapidly became a real passion, allowing me to live moments of intense adventure and escape. I dedicated most of my free time to it, which allowed me to reach a good level fast.

The Wallonie rocks, and particularly Freyr, are a great school to train for walls abroad like the large walls in Verdon, the Calanques and Chamonix. My passion took me then to alpinism, ski touring, ice climbing, canyoning. After my studies, I took 2 long initiating travels to Latin America, traveling the Andes range from Ecuador to Patagonia, by foot and cycling, down the Southern route. This exceptional experience woke up a new passion in me: traveling, discovering large spaces, different cultures and civilisations, to meet others and to get to know myself.

After sharing this passion with my friends and family, I discovered the urge to make of it a real profession. I started studying to become a climbing and alpinism instructor (UPMM certification). My studies in Physical Education and Physiotherapy gave me extra knowledge of physiology, pedagogy and traumatology.

I supervised my first climbing and alpinism trainings in the Club Alpin Belge. I then became a teacher at the CAB - a Federation for many educations destined for members, future instructors and physical education teachers. I was hired at the Federation-CAB as an education coordinator in 2003, then technical director in 2005. The 7 years spent at the CAB strengthened my technical, pedagogical and management abilities. In 2011, I decided to change my orientation and return to the "field", working again in the organisation of trainings, trips, expeditions...

My motto: professionalism, friendliness and above all pleasure!


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Prices per person, per day

Group of 1

EUR 310 each

Group of 2

EUR 155 each

Group of 3

EUR 104 each

Group of 4

EUR 78 each

Group of 5

EUR 68 each

Group of 6

EUR 62 each

Group of 7

EUR 57 each

Group of 8

EUR 52 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

• The price indicated is for a day trip. If you want to leave for 1/2 day (only possible on weekdays), the price is 180€, to be divided by the number of participants. If you are not a member of an alpine club, you will have to pay the access to the rock (12€ for adults, 6€ under 18 years old). Equipment rental is 5€ per person (harness, helmet, quickdraws, rope, belaying device, via ferrata sets).


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