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Grands Malades guided rock climbing, Namur

Are you looking for a family-friendly rock climbing trip in Belgium? This program in the Rocks of Grands Malades is perfect, guided by Christophe, rock climbing instructor.

Duration1/2 day
Offer periodApr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripNot specified

Description

The Rocks of Grands Malades form a massif by the Meuse (Maas) river, between Namur and Beez, in Belgium. It was used to obtain blue rock (Namur rock) for a long time. Nowadays, the place has been restored as a green area, and it’s popular for rock climbing.

Right outside Namur, the Grands Malades is an ideal destination for a rock climbing initiation trip. In fact, it’s apt for families and children.

There are many options for great single-pitch rock climbing in the area. Therefore the trip can be from easy to sustained, depending on the level of the group. And it’s even possible to combine rock climbing with some technical, aerial and varied via ferrata also in Grands Malades. There are some vertical sections and traverses, monkey bridges, zip lines, abseiling…

I greatly enjoy guiding my friends and clients there because:
-There are many routes, some perfect for initiation as well as kids/families
– The access is easy and there is parking
– It’s possible to combine it with a very interesting, technical via ferrata.

If you are coming for several days, we can also combine it with rock climbing in Goyet.

Tempted to try rock climbing in the Grands Malades rocks? Then please send me a request and we will make plans right away! It will be my pleasure to guide you along these walls. 

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 on right of "Belisol". There is public transport around.

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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

Group of 1

EUR 207 each

Group of 2

EUR 104 each

Group of 3

EUR 73 each

Group of 4

EUR 57 each

Group of 5

EUR 52 each

Group of 6

EUR 47 each

Group of 7

EUR 42 each

Group of 8

EUR 37 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

• The price indicated is for a half-day (only possible on weekdays). If you want to leave a full day the price is 300€. 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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