Grand Brianconnais, France, Guided Rock Climbing

Join IFMGA certified guide Guillaume for a day of exciting rock climbing in one of the beautiful valleys in the Le Grand Brianconnais area of the French Alps.




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Not specified



    With an array of great valleys to choose from, the Grand Brianconnais is a rock climbing paradise.

    From May to October, you will get to enjoy some of the most amazing spots in the Hautes-Alpes of France. Filled with cliffs of limestone and sensational views of various valleys and peaks this full day trip will be truly memorable.

    Within the Grand Brianconnais there are 4 amazing mid-altitude natural climbing areas that you can choose from. Those areas are the Pays des Ecrins, the valley of Guisane, the valley of the Claree and Le Queyras. Within each of those areas there are several cliffs you can climb. For example, in the Pays des Ecrins there is Ponteil, Fournel and Tenailes de Montbrison. While in the valley of Guisane there is Serre Chevalier, and in the valley of the Claree there is Nevache. Finally, in Le Queyras there is an enormous massif filled with great walls in the regional natural park.

    With so many great rock climbing spots to choose from, there will be no issue finding the right one for you.

    For this particular trip it is important you have some previous rock climbing experience, at least 5b. Participants must be at least 14 years or age, and minors must be accompanied by an adult. It is also important you are in good physical condition.

    If you are looking for a great day of rock climbing in France, send me a request and join me at the Grand Brianconnais.

    Are you looking for an easier rock climbing opportunity in the Haute-Alpes area? Then join me on this half-day rock climbing trip at the Pays des Ecrins, open to people of all levels and ages.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    170 EUR

    Group of 2
    85 EUR


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
     Along with the guiding fee, the price also includes the loan of common technical equipment, including ropes, quick draws, harnesses and carabiners. However, the price does not include climbing shoes or helmets, but those items can be rented. The prices vary depending on the chosen valley. - Pays des Ecrins, The Ponteil, The Ramp, 5c, 200 m is 250 Euros for 1 person, 125 Euros for 2 people - Guisane, Black Head, Way of The Pear, 5a, 350 m is 320 Euros for 1 person, 160 Euros for 2 people. - Guisane, Spur Road Robert Roche, 4c to 5c , 150 m is 170 Euros for 1 person, 85 Euros for 2 people. - The Clarée, narrow valley, The Germaine Tower, 5c, 250 m is 300 Euros for 1 person, 150 Euros for 2 people. - Queyras, Le Bric Bouchet, the Academic Ridge, 5b, 300 m is 320 Euros for 1 person, 160 Euros for 2 people.

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point

    The meeting point will be established prior to the beginning of the trip and will depend on the climbing location. While transportation is not included in the price, I would be happy to consider a carpool if we can set up a meeting place between my home and the trip's starting point. I leave from L'Argentiere la Bessee.


    I would be happy to recommend nearby comfortable accommodation options to you.

    More info

    Participants should bring the following items with them: sunglasses, helmet, fleece jacket or warm sweater, light but strong pants, a pair of shoes fit for trail walking, climbing shoes, harnesses, a small backpack (30-40L), a gourd, some food, sunscreen, lip balm and a camera, valid identity card or passport.


    About the Guide


    I have been a High Mountain Guide since 1991, Alpine Ski instructor since 1999 and MTB Instructor since 2014. I am a member of the Oisans Ecrins Guides Company.
    I propose to you activities without accommodation and other services, according to your desires, skiing, climbing, hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking…
    If you prefer an “all inclusive” trip with accommodation, full equipment provided, transportation, it’s also possible to do so.



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