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Rock climbing week course in Verdon Gorge, France

Join Simon, a certified rock climbing instructor, and discover the Verdon Gorge: improve your single and multi-pitch skills on this amazing week course!

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration7 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelAll Levels
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Highlights

  • Discover the Verdon Gorge, a famous canyon in Europe

  • Improve your single-pitch and multi-pitch climbing skills

  • Climb some huge and beautiful vertical walls in the Verdon Gorge

Description

The Verdon Gorge, in south-eastern France, is a river canyon with perfect terrain for rock climbing. This week course is your chance to explore this amazing region and improve your skills with an expert guide. Join me!

On the border between the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Var department, the Verdon Gorge is carved by the rushing Verdon River. It is 25km long and up to 700m deep and one of the most beautiful canyons in Europe.

The Verdon offers over 1,500 climbing spots on huge limestone cliffs. On this week course we will head up some fabulous routes focusing on improving your single-pitch and multi-pitch skills!

We will work together on: mental aspects, movement, rhythm, rest strategies, breathing, injuries prevention, efficient training, lead climbing and belaying.

No previous rock climbing experience required!

So, if you are up for a rock climbing course in the Verdon Gorge, please contact me. You will improve your climbing skills and enjoy the best routes in the area!

I also offer rock climbing courses in Greece. Take a look at my trips in Leonidio and Kalymnos!

Accommodation

The village of La Palud has a varied offer of accommodations: hotels, campsites and apartments.

More info

Closest airports: Nice & Marseille Closest train stations (TGV): Aix-en-Provence By car: A51 – Exit Manosque or Vinon sur Verdon * If you come by airplane or train, it is strongly recommended to rent a car and drive to La Palud (1h45). Other possibility is to take a bus Marseille-Castellane (LER 27) and hire a taxi from Castellane to La Palud.

Meeting point

La-Palud-sur-Verdon

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Itinerary

Day 1: La-Palud-sur-Verdon

Arriving to La-Palud-sur-Verdon

Day 2: Starting the course

I will analyse your climbing and build a customized program to improve your skills.

Day 3: Single-pitch climbing

Climb and experiment how to be more efficient on the rock (footwork, balance, resting strategies, breathing).

Day 4: Single-pitch climbing

Enjoy beautiful routes and keep improving your climbing skills.

Day 5: Rest day

You can try paragliding, canyoning, hiking, kayaking or just chilling on the beach by the lake. We will also visit some charming villages.

Day 6: Multi pitch climbing

Learn basic multi-pitch climbing skills.

Day 7: Multi-pitch climbing

Climb a fabulous multi-pitch route.


About the guide

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After nearly 10 years of mountaineering in Chamonix, I decided to dedicate myself to rock climbing.

In 2005, after one year intensive training, he got the french national sport’s instructor certificate for rock climbing (BEES escalade).

I have been exploring the crags of France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Canada and China. I finally decided to set up his climbing school in the island of Kalymnos (Greece). The beautiful landscapes, the endless sunshine and the vast climbing potential of the island convinced me to settle here from my first visit.

Since then, climbers from all over the world came to share his passion and to take avantage of his experience to improve their rock climbing skills. I have opened many new routes both in Kalymnos and Telendos from 4 to 9a. I climb 8a on-sight and red-point up to 8c. I did most of the routes of the island and always has new projects to red point!


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Prices per person

Group of 2

EUR 696 each

Group of 3

EUR 696 each

Group of 4

EUR 696 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee


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