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5-day rock climbing course in Gorges du Verdon

Gorges du Verdon
Gorges du Verdon
Gorges du Verdon

Take your climbing skills up a notch with this 5-day rock climbing course in Gorges du Verdon with IFMGA certified mountain guide Sébastien.

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5 Days

May, Jun, Sep, Oct


In Gorges du Verdon, you will enjoy a unique climbing experience with 300-meter high limestone cliffs that will allow you to test your abilities and improve your technical skills!

A minimum 6a level (on a climbing level scale of 1a to 7c) is a must to take this 5-day rock climbing course in Gorges du Verdon. The area offers more than 900 routes with very different styles. This is the place to take your rock climbing skills up a notch!

This program leaves on Mondays from mid-May to mid-June and from the beginning of September to the beginning of October. I can take a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 6 on the course. This is both due to security reasons and for clients to profit from the learning experience.

During these 5 days, you will practice climbing long routes in complete safety, doing abseil descents and setting up safe belays.

The Gorges du Verdon is one of Europe’s most strikingly beautiful river canyons. Its limestone walls are globally famous among rock climbers. The canyon is close to 25 kilometers long and 700 meters long.

On the first day of the course, we will meet at Col d’Ayen. We will then learn or practice certain moves that will come in handy when climbing long routes. On the second day, we will tackle the Monier route (5c, 100 meters) and the L’Offre route on day 3 (6a, 270 meters). I’ll let you choose what to do on the fourth and fifth days. We can either go for a multi-pitch climbing route or choose a more adventure-style route.

I am an experienced IFMGA-certified mountain guide, based in Chamonix. I have extensive experience in the area and can guarantee an unforgettable five days in the Gorges du Verdon!


Price includes

- Guiding fee


Day 1: Meeting at Col d'Ayen and climbing school

Day 2: Monier route

5c, 100 meters

Day 3: L'Offre route

6a, 270 meters

Day 4: Optional

Choose between a multi-pitch climbing route and a more adventure-style route.

Day 5: Optional

Choose between a multi-pitch climbing route and a more adventure-style route.




Not included in the price.

More info

Accomodation and meals are not included.

Meeting point

Col d'Ayen

About the 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.


French | English



What people are saying about Sébastien Laurent

Teddy Papes


April, 2023

Thanks for all your help!

David Pyle


October, 2022

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.

Nathan Wangliao


September, 2022

Sebastien was a great guide! Thank you :)

Casey White


June, 2022

Sebastien was a fantastic guide, I had a great time and learned a lot. I would 100% use him again as a guide and the climbing / route choices were great as well

Antonia Mächler


February, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Robert Davis


July, 2021

Excellent course. Sebastien tailored the content to my goals and was a great and thorough instructor. A very enjoyable and educational course.



January, 2019

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.

Slawek Noga


October, 2018

Five amazing days ,professional and friendly service. Keep Calm and Climbing with Sebastien Lauren

david guo


September, 2018

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Alexandra Robert-rodiere


January, 2017

Grâce à Sebastien L vous repoussez vos limites! Exigent mais attentif il vous amènera découvrir des paysages hors des sentiers battus...avec la cool attitude. Bref un super guide!

Pascal Le Flao


February, 2016

Une page superbe, intéressante, un guide talentueux, sympa et simple avec qui on a plaisir à partager notre passion pour la montagne. Merci Sébastien !

Pascal Le Flao


February, 2016

Una página estupenda, interesante, una guía talentosa, agradable y sencilla con la que nos complace compartir nuestra pasión por la montaña. Gracias Sebastián!

D'Jé Titounian


December, 2015

Super semaine avec Sébastien et Guillaume. Très partant pour refaire un stage!!!



July, 2015

Unforgettable experience, thanks to our guide Sebastien we reached the summit, he prepared us not only with the required skills also with the psychological strength for such an emblematic summit. Also we want to thank Gauthier (from Explore-Share) for his help preparing this expedition.



April, 2015

It was my first ski touring experience in high montainous areas: it was just unique thanks notably to the way Sébastien managed us in a very professional way. He inspired confidence in our group while this was the very first time for three among us. Congrats.


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