Four days of tuition and great multi-pitch climbing on the perfect granite peaks around Chamonix. We will take you away from the busy Chamonix crags, deeper into the mountains where the mighty glaciers and steep granite walls dominate the landscape.
You will stay 4 days in a remote climbing area of the Mont Blanc massif
You will learn all the essential skills needed for multi-pitch trad climbing
Staying in a mountain hut is part of the Alpine climbing experience. Enjoy the unbroken views and tranquility.
This course is all about climbing. We will get you started in crack and slab climbing skills. Your guide will teach you a lot of rope work skills and tricks which are useful for multi pitch climbing in the mountains. You will be ready to go to places such as Yosemite valley after this course!
The Argentiere hut is a great base to stay during the trip. Perched on a rocky cliff above the Argentiere glacier at altitude of 2771m, it offers great views of the surrounding Alpine peaks and rugged glaciers. The hut has been recently renovated and offers comfortable rooms with bunk beds and a lounge with views of the majestic walls and summits of the Aigiuille Verte, Les Droits, the Aiguille de Triolet and Mont Dolent. You can spot the little torch lights of climbers there when you have an early start before the sunrise. Fred and Bea run the hut and are very friendly and welcoming. You will meet lots of personalities from the local climbing scene at this hut.
The approach to the hut is not particularly long but fairly spectacular. After taking the Grands Montets cable-car, you will descend the steep slopes of the Rognon glacier and cross the Argentiere glacier before climbing a short path up a moraine to the hut. You will arrive there around lunchtime and have time to climb on the nearest crag in the afternoon.
This course will take you climbing on some of the most amazing granite multi-pitch routes in the Chamonix valley. The quality of the rock and routes is superb. There are routes of all grades for climbers of all levels with lengths from 100m up to over 1km.
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You have some prior experience climbing or mountaineering. You know basic techniques and basic maneuvers (belaying, rappelling, basic knots). You can follow French 5 (5.8) on rock and French AD in the high mountains.