Lying opposite the Mont Blanc Massif, the Aiguilles Rouges are the ideal destination for combining the fun of rock climbing with breath-taking views. They contain numerous multi-pitch routes that are perfect for learning about bolted multi-pitch climbing. This course is the opportunity to take your rock climbing to a new level.
Program includes: multi-pitch routes, specialist instruction and a stunning backdrop. This course contains all the elements for an excellent trip. It is aimed at teenagers and adults looking to learn about bolted multi-pitch climbs. It is also the logical next step up from valley floor cragging and indoor climbing.
- Learning the specific techniques required for multi-pitch climbing.
- Developing your climbing moves and skills.
- Ability to lead French/sport grade 5 routes.
Day 1 : Start from near the Col des Montets. Walk to the Chéserys site (40 mins) for an ideal gentle introductory session. Wide choice of routes depending on the specific expectations of group members.
Day 2 : Start from Chamonix. We access Clocher de Planpraz sector via Planpraz lift. Wide choice of routes depending on the specific expectations of group members.
Through the various routes climbed over these two days you will learn the specific skills required for climbing bolted multi-pitch lines (belaying, lead/seconding, stances, abseil) as well as improve your technique. You will climb in small groups of three or four maximum, under the direct supervision of a guide, which is your guarantee of high-quality personalised advice.
This programme is meant as a guide only. Depending on the abilities of the group and the conditions in the mountains, your mountain guide may alter the route.
Dates 2020 : Saturday & Sunday
June 13&14 - June 27&28 - July 11&12 - July 25&26 - August 08&09 - August 22&23 - September 05&06.
Price 2020 : 280€ per person based on minimum of 3 participants.
Included in the package :
- IFMGA English speaking mountain guiding service,
- Lift access as per programme,
- Technical equipment: helmet, harness .
Not included in the package :
- Personal drinks and other personal expenses (we recommend you bring Euros),
- Take out lunches and daily snacks,
- Cost of getting to meeting point,
- your climbing shoes.
We can offer this tour with a private guide, by choosing your departure date, on a bespoke basis.
Prices 2020 :
2 persons : 460€ per person
3 persons : 310€ per person
4 persons : 240€ per person
Meeting point : Meet at 8.30am at the Chamonix Guides office.
Ability level : An appropriate choice of peak is essential for you to properly enjoy your holiday. To get the most out of your trip we recommend you take regular exercise throughout the year and, where necessary, undertake specific training a few months before you leave. Try to avoid last minute training that can lead to injury. Do not to overestimate your abilities and do be aware that the weight of your pack and higher altitudes reduce your usual strength and stamina.
For people who regularly exercise/take part in sports. Six to seven hours of exercise per day. No mountaineering experience necessary.
Guiding policy : 3 to 4 people. The Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix's guiding policy is one of the strictest in the mountain guiding business. It guarantees the most balanced groups as possible as well as high-quality personalised advice.
Minor, only accompagnied by a parent.
Accomodation : No accommodation included.
Preparing for the trip : The day before, the mountain guide will be in contact to answer any questions you may have.
Documentation : Participants must have mountain sports insurance with repatriation cover. We strongly recommend that this also includes cancellation cover. You can take out insurance offering both of these types of cover when you sign up. Participants must also take valid ID with them.
We recommend you take particular care over you choice of equipment, as it plays a large role in the success of your trip. Weight is critical, and you must always evaluate the weight-to-comfort ratio to find the best compromise. Generally speaking, it is better to put on several thin layers than to have one bulky item of warm clothing, and it is vital that you remain dry at all times.
- Mountaineering boots,
- Comfortable rock-climbing shoes & magnesia,
- Bring the technical equipment you have (figure of eight, locking carabiners…)
- Waterproof and windproof, non-insulated parka with hood (Gore-tex or equivalent)
- Windproof, non-insulated pant
- 1 short (depending on conditions)
- Thick polar-pile fleece jacket or equivalent
- 1 long-sleeve shirt
- High-altitude sunglasses (grade 3 is recommended),
- 1.0 or 1.5 quart water bottle (insulate if possible),
- Sun block for face and lips,
- 1 pocketknife,
A 10€ discount voucher coming from the shop Au Vieux Campeur will be given to the first 500 clients from the ‘Cie des Guides’ (voucher to be collected at our office). Closest shop ‘Au Vieux Campeur’ : Sallanches.
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