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Pont a Lesse (Dinant) guided rock climbing day

Join Christophe, a Belgian rock climbing instructor, for one or more days of great rock climbing in Pont a Lesse, close to Dinant in Wallonia. There are several options for all levels!

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

Description

The Castel of Pont a Lesse is located in the heart of a natural environment, close to Dinant, in the province of Namur (Wallonia). This former “Chateau de Lesse” is nestled in 25 hectares of greenery. In the bucolic domain of the Castel hotel, join me for rock climbing along the superb narrow Lesse valley (Vallée de la Lesse).

The massif has several rocks, scattered in the wooden slopes. They are up to 25 meters high. There are different climbing styles, including slabs, cracks and dihedrons.

We will be climbing on limestone. The walls are accessible for beginners, and there are great options for experienced climbers as well. In fact, the level of the trip can be from easy to sustained. Besides, it’s possible to combine this program with some via ferrata.

I really enjoy guiding my friends and clients rock climbing in Pont a Lesse because:
– The Lesse valley is really magnificient;
– The quality of the rock is excellent;
– It’s ideal for an initiation with friends and family.

We will be in the area of Dinant. If you come for several days, we can also combine it with rock climbing in Freyr and Chaleux.

Interested in rock climbing in these beautiful limestone walls? Then don’t hesitate to send me a request! And if you are looking for via ferrata in the area, I can also guide you, check it out.

Accommodation

If you come for more than one day, the options are Castel Hotel, camping in Pont a Lesse and hotel in Freyr.

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 8 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 of the Castel Hotel in Pont a Lesse. If you come from abroad, it might be better to 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

Group of 1

EUR 250 each

Group of 2

EUR 125 each

Group of 3

EUR 92 each

Group of 4

EUR 76 each

Group of 5

EUR 65 each

Group of 6

EUR 58 each

Group of 7

EUR 54 each

Group of 8

EUR 50 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, belaying device, life line, quickdraws, rope).


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