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Guided rock climbing in Les Aravis

Guided rock climbing in Les Aravis | France

5 days of rock climbing in the Aravis in Haute Savoie, including the ascent of La Pointe Percée (2753m) with Sebastien, local IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide.

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5 Days

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct


This climbing trip in the Aravis is for people who have already made major climbing routes. Experience a beautiful adventure during the crossing of a whole massif: the Aravis.

I propose to live here a climbing concentrate, with an alpine atmosphere worthy of the most beautiful crossings of the Alps. This week will leave you full of memories! It will allow you to gain good experience in mountain climbing.

Due to safety reasons and to take full advantage of the training, I will take up to 2 people with me.

During this week, we will learn or revise:
– lead climbing and progression
– climbing safely
– ensure a second and a lead climber
– abseiling safely
– perform reliable relays

I propose to you the following program. This is just an example program in the Aravis. I reserve the right to change it at any time depending on the participants’ level and the weather conditions. I can also adapt it according to the time you have available: a 1-day outing is possible.

Day 1
Meeting at La Clusaz at 9AM. Climbing school in the Rocher des Aravis to warm up. Equipment check.

Day 2
Large route day at Jalouvre in the Aravis: “Manque un Mètre route” (level V/6a).

Day 3
Car transfer to the Confins from La Clusaz (7-8 min). Approach march to reach the start of “Le Tonneau des Danaides”, 300m route in 10 pitches. Arrival to Mamule. Descent abseiling. Then “Mama Miaz” route at Petite Miaz in 2 pitches. Descent walking to Mont Charvet, where we leave the climbing equipment until the next day. Dinner and overnight at the Bombardellaz refuge.

Day 4
Breakfast at the refuge. Then an approach march of 2 hours to reach “La neige au Sahara” route in Mont Charvet 250m (8 pitches and ridges course). Descent to the Northeast face. Then two 50m abseils take us to “L’été Indien” route, 200m, at the Pointe de Chombas. Descent to the Gramusset refuge, where we have dinner and spend the night.

Day 5
Breakfast at the refuge. Today we can either take the 250m “L’Ombre Chinoise” route in the Gramusset wall (at the top of which we take the normal route of the Pointe Percée) or take “La très belle Arête du Doigt” 12 pitches route that takes us straight to the Pointe Percée summit. Then descent through the normal route to the Annes pass. Car transfer to La Clusaz and end of the trip.

Are you interested in climbing in the Aravis? Then please contact me! I would love making you discover these walls that I know so well. I can of course adapt the plan and the program depending on your time available and your wishes.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

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

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



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.



Thanks for all your help!



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 :)

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