Rock Climbing in the Alps
Warm rock, beautiful scenery, sunshine and a magnificent choice of routes - you could spend years here and never get bored!
Unlike the UK where climbers need to put in their own protection, climbing in the Alps is all bolted, all except for high mountain routes. We offer single pitch (normal) rock climbing, where the guide, or you (if you have some climbing experience) set up a series of top ropes along a crag and away you go!
For more seasoned (or more daring) climbers we can do multi-pitch routes. A head for heights is needed as you can climb up to 400m with between 12 – 15 pitches. If you are up to the challenge it’s a really great experience!
For those of you who like to keep your feet a bit closer to the ground you can do some bouldering. This involves climbing on big blocks of rock and doesn’t require a rope. All you need are some climbing shoes and a bouldering mat.
There are lots of great climbing spots in the area which cater for a range of levels. There are the crags at Pont du Fossé with almost 100 routes graded 3a+ to 7b. This spot is great for less experienced climbers, groups and beginners. A veritable sun trap with easy access and great views, it’s a perfect climbing spot to learn the ropes!
There are some great mutli-pitch routes in the Champsaur and in the Dévoluy which have spectacular views.
We also use world renowned sites such as Céüse, which is regarded by some as the best crag in Europe attracting all the top climbers. There are over 350 routes to choose from graded from 5a to 9a. There is a walk in of 1 1/2 hours, but if you like the feeling of freedom at higher altitudes (1600m) and spectacular views, you won't be disappointed!
A bit further south there is the medieval village of Orpierre, where you can find over 500 climbs spread over several crags graded from 3a to 8c. With easy access and pretty much guaranteed sunshine it's no wonder it's a top climbing destination where you will meet climbers from all over the world!
All our guides are fully qualified UIAGM high mountain guides or brevet d'etat (like a British degree) climbing instructors and your safety is their priority.