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Pays des Ecrins, France, Guided Rock Climbing

Come and enjoy a half-day of great rock climbing at the Pays des Ecrins in the Alps of France with Guillaume, an IFMGA certified guide.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration1/2 day
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug
Skill LevelAll Levels
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


There is an abundance of great rock climbing spots throughout the Pays des Ecrins area of France.

On this half-day, approximately 3 hour trip, I would like to guide you through a fantastic rock climbing experience. With several gorgeous valleys to choose from, I have no doubt we can find you the perfect cliffs to climb.

Some options to choose from include the following.

  • Argentiere Bessee Fournel, facing both the south and north
  • Freissinieres
  • The Vignettes
  • Saint Martin de Queyrieres
  • Casse de Prelles
  • Felvoux Ailefroide

Our choice as to where we will rock climb will depend on different factors. They include your skill level and the kind of rock climbing experience you want to enjoy. In regards to weather, during the summer months, the climate in the Pays des Ecrins area is exquisite. Bright sun and blue sky will more than likely be glaring down upon you as you enjoy your climbing.

Rock climbing is a physical activity. As a result, it is important that participants are in good physical condition. However, due to the variety of cliffs available, there really is something for anybody on this trip. So much so that even children as young as 8 years old can enjoy this half-day adventure!

If you want to rock climb in France, the Pays des Ecrins area is a great place to go. If you want to join me, whether by yourself, with friends, or the family, all you have to do is send me a request. I look forward to guiding you.

I also lead a wonderful half-day via ferrata trip in the Freissiniers area as well.


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.

Meeting point

The meeting point will be established prior to the beginning of the trip and will depend on the climbing location.



About the guide

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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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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 145 each

Group of 2

EUR 73 each

Group of 3

EUR 49 each

Group of 4

EUR 37 each

Group of 5

EUR 29 each

Group of 6

EUR 24 each

Group of 7

EUR 21 each

Group of 8

EUR 18 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

• 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. 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.

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