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Rock climbing in the Grand Capucin, Swiss Route – Chamonix

Grand Capucin Swiss Route Rock climbing Chamonix
Grand Capucin Swiss Route Rock climbing Chamonix
Rock climbing program Grand Capucin Swiss Route Chamonix
Grand Capucin Swiss Route Rock climbing Chamonix
Grand Capucin Swiss Route Rock climbing Chamonix

Tomas, IFMGA certified guide, will take you on a granite rock climbing tour in the famous Grand Capucin, near Chamonix. Join him for a great 4-day program!

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4 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




Join me for one of the rock climbing experiences of a lifetime in the majestic Grand Capucin. This red granite tower is an emblem of this part of the Mont Blanc Massif area. Come along this 4-day program for an unforgettable tour!

The Grand Capucin is the most iconic granite climbing summit in the area of Chamonix. This amazing rock obelisk on the Glacier du Géant offers excellent granite and quality climbing. To begin our program, I will meet you precisely here, at Chamonix.

On Day 1, we will begin with a warm up route. The goal here will be to get a feeling of the granite and start the acclimatization. The most likely route for this day is the Kohlmann route on the Aiguille du Midi.

Next, on Day 2, we will climb on the Grand Capucin “satellites”, like Salluard on Pointe Adolphe Rey.

After these two first days on granite, on altitude, on Day 3 we will move to the Torino Hut to spend the night there, in preparation for the most challenging part of our program.

On Day 4, the main adventure takes place. After an early start, I will guide you as we climb the famous Swiss Route on the impressive Grand Capucin. In the afternoon, we will return to Chamonix.

The Swiss Route is a very steep route, with only “moderate” grandes of up to climbing levels 6a/6b.

This program is only available for private guiding groups, of a maximum of 2 climbers. This program requires previous rock climbing experience (6b level) and a good fitness level.

Ready to go on this Rock climbing in the Grand Capucin, Swiss Route program? Request your booking! If you are interested in winter activities in Chamonix, check out: Ice climbing in Chamonix for 1 or more days, and 5-day off-piste skiing programme around Chamonix.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Mountain guide expenses

Price details

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

The price does not include: guide's and guests accomodation in the hut or hotel, lifts or personal gear


Day 1: Warm up route

  • Focus on getting a feel of the granite, and acclimatization

  • Possible route: Kohlmann route on the Aiguille du Midi

Day 2: Grand Capucin "satellites"

  • Climb to Salluard on Pointe Adolphe Rey

Day 3: Torino Hut

  • Head to the Torino Hut

  • Overnight at the Torino Hut

Day 4: Swiss Route on Grand Capucin

  • Early start

  • Climb on the Grand Capucin, on the Swiss Route

  • Return to Chamonix

  • End of program



Meeting point

Hotel in Chamonix and the Torino hut

About the guide

Hello! I was born in Patagonia, Argentina, and started practicing mountaineering from a very young age. Today I live in the mecca of alpinism, Chamonix, France. I work as a full time mountain guide here in the Alps, in Patagonia and in any place I get the chance to go to.

Whether it is rock climbing in the sun, or ice and mixed routes in the cold north faces in the Alps, I do everything with passion. Glacier travels, icefalls climbing, freeride, ski touring... Luckily the mountain gives us many choices.

I invite you to join me in any of my trips and activities!


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August, 2021

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August, 2018

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