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summer red spires rock climbing course chamonix

Red Spires Rock Climbing Course in Chamonix
– Improvers Program –

You already climbing confidently under security of a belay to a level of 5c and yet you dream of discovering the Haute Montagne? If yes, let us be your guide to the next level.

Not only does the Aiguilles Rouges offers an ideal terrain for climbing beautiful parois but it also provides the opportunity to develop a certain amount of autonomy in your climbing. We will walk in the footsteps of the big names of alpinisme, such as Rebuffat, who established the first ascents in the Mon Blanc region.

Duration :
5 days

Dates 2016 :

- June : 22nd and 27th
- July : 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st
- August : 7th, 14th, 21th and 28th -
- September : les 4th, 11th, 18th and 24th
On request any weeks from beginning of June to the end of September

Group size :
Maximum 2.
Content :
  • Take on big routes of 200 meters (minimum) at a level of 5+ (maximum)
  • Learn how to belay safely your partners
  • Learn how to recover equipement put in place by the lead climber (chocks, pitons, slings)
  • Build confidence leading on routes graded 4 to 4+
Cost :

1 person : 1500 €.
Group of 2 : 800 €/person.

The price includes the cost of a Guide, harness, helmet crampons and ice-axe

Insurance :

Please contact your insurance company to find out if you are covered for any accidents incurred while taking part in the off-piste ski weekend.

  • Clients who are not resident in the USA or in Canada have the possibility to become members of the French Alpine Club, and therefore benefit from their insurance. Please contact them for further details.CAF
  • If you are English, please contact the British Mountaineering Council for insurance coverage:
Red Spires Rock Climbing Course Structure
Monday :

Rock climbing school in Brévent and Frison-Roche route , 200 m, 5c max

We meet in central Chamonix and afer introductions we take the Brevent cable car to the top where we will find a climbing school with plenty of granite. This morning we spend warming up on the granite, climbing cracks and practicing placing chocks. In the afternoon we use these techniques for a “modern” route on the Brevent (2525m). The route is already a fine introduction to climbing in the Haute Montange an offers a good length and a chimney.

Tuesday :

Arête Sud de l’Aiguille de la Glière ( 2663 m), 400 m, 5a maximum.

Today we take on one of, if not the classic route in the Aiguilles Rouges. This long and beauiful ridge presents us with the opportunity to “play” with the rope and our line. You will learn to advance on the move and develop a rhythm whilst still maintaining security. This is an ideal terrain to develop your “mountain goat” skills!

Wednesday :

Voie Perroux, 260 m, 5c maximum, Aiguille de l’Index (2595 m ).

Now it is ime for you to go in front. Despite this route being very well equiped it still keeps its “Haute Montagne” character with plenty of room between the each anchor point ! You will need to add your own protection (friends, chocks, slings) in between the bolts and you will quickly see that routes such as this, graded 4, take on another dimension when you are leading!

Thursday :

Cocher-Cochon, 250 m, 5c maximum et traversée Clocher-Clocheton ( 2428 m ), 150 m, 4c maximum.

How these 2 routes are linked is splendid….. today we will cover 400m of climbing in the sun facing Mont Blanc. We start with “Cocher-Cochon”, eseentially a moderne slab route. The second part is the traverse “Clocher-Clocheton” and a well known classic, originally opened in 1913! Climbing here is easy and the “yodeling” between the first and second Clochton will leave you with an unforgettable memory…

Friday :

Rieffel/Fournier, 300 m, 5c+ max, at the Pain de Sucre (2646 m ).

To finsh the week off in style we will climb up the magnificent south face of “Pain du Sucre” which is situated in the Perrons chain. To reach our goal we must take the car Lake Emosson in Switzerland and then walk in for 1hr 45mins. This is truly a wild rock face in the Haute Montagne and requires a lot of experience. The routes here are beaiful and varied. After our day at the Pain du Sucre we return to Chamonix to complete your course assessments.

This is an example of a possible program.
The guide reserves the right to change the program Red Spires Rock Climbing course in Chamonix due to
the climber's abilities and weather conditions.

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