BIG WALL CLIMBING Chamonix

18.07.2020 - 25.07.2020

Challenge yourself and your climbing skills in the World Class venue for mountaineering, alpine climbing, big wall rock climbing and long multi-pitch routes. Rockbusters and Will Sim are inviting you to this epic journey on Alpine granite in mekka of extreme sports CHAMONIX.

Looking to put your climbing skills to the test? Then it’s time to step up to the big wall. Alpine climbing is all about using the skills you’ve developed on more accessible walls, and applying them to the face in a high mountain environment.

The Rockbusters Alpine Rock Climbing week in Chamonix is six days of big wall climbing in an awe-inspiring location. And while it’s suitable for a range of levels, it’s not for beginners. You’ll use many aspects of trad and multi-pitch climbing, but also develop a range of new skills.

We recommend that you’re in top condition and able to climb at least to 6b level. With that as your base, all you’ll need is enthusiasm and the nerve to push yourself. Try your best and this will be some of the most rewarding climbing you’ve experienced.

 

Day 1: Single pitch sport/trad climbing

The team will cover some essential skills and assess your level for the week to come. Don’t feel pressured or try too hard, it’s important to get an accurate idea of your level. Day 1 is also your chance to hire any extra gear you need.

Day 2: Skills day

You’ll learn some glacial techniques and how to use your Alpine gear correctly. Accessing some of the routes this week involves walking on glaciers and negotiating crevasses, so it’s important this is done safely. Suitable locations for this alpine skills day include Mer de Glacé, Col du Midi and the Italian side of Vallee Blanche.

Day 3: Big high rock route

Today you’ll try to climb your first big rock routes, taking on numerous faces at sites like Brevent, Aiguille Rouge cliffs or les Perrons de Vallorcine. Usually this happens at around the 2500+ metre mark to help your acclimatisation.

Day 4: Big rock route in high mountain

Building on your growing skills and confidence, it’s another big multi-pitch climb. If you’re ready, it’ll be without bolts and include a glacial approach. The South face of the Aiguille du Midi, pt. Lachenal, or the Chamonix Aiguilles are possible locations.

Days 5 and 6: High mountain refuge

Staying in a refuge enables two quality days of climbing above the snowline, meaning you pack a lot into 48 hours. A potential itinerary would be to base from the Cabane d'Orny and climb on the Aiguille d'Orny or Aiguille Dorèes. Alternatively we may overnight at the Torino hut on the Italian side of Mont Blanc to climb the amazing granite spires.

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What you need to know

  1. Experience with multi pitch technical skills and its active knowledge is required, leading F6b min.
  2. Be ready to hike, carry equipment around, spending whole day on the wall, ... Comfort won't be a thing here.
  3. Worries free climbing vacation. Book your flights and leave rest to us. We sort out all logistics for you.

Typical day

Have a breakfast, do some stretching and get ready for a big day climbing.

8 – 9 am
9.30 am

All aboard! We pack into the van and head off to the crag.

Starting climbing depending what was agreed night before .

10 am - 1 pm
1 pm

Lunchtime! Pull out your packed lunch and relax on French sun with great views. This is also a good time to snap some photos.

Continue climbing. Big wall does not fall in you pocket for free.

1.30 - 5 pm
6 - 7 pm

Grab a beer/vine, day evaluation and planing for tomorrow.

Time to get something to eat to refill tanks for tomorrow. Who knows where the night will lead…

8 pm
10 pm

There are no rules but most of us will be in bad this time!

What’s included

- Individualized coaching
- Climbing safety equipment & gear

EXCLUDED

- Transportation 

- Accommodation
- Travel & climbing insurance
- Food & drinks 

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

We provide all the gear, but you will need to bring your own reasonably tight climbing shoes and harness. We have belay devices, slings, and helmets, but you might prefer to bring your own. We strongly suggest bringing a down jacket, a hat, a rain jacket, a pair of comfortable approach shoes, head lamp, sleeping bag, and a backpack big enough for carrying lunch and gear to the crag. 

Accommodation

There is plenty of accommodation in Chamonix, we are able to assist you on booking some if required.

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FLY IN / FLY OUT


Arrival:

Geneva Cointrin International Airport

Departure:

Geneva Cointrin International Airport

FOOD

There are many of shops, backerys, coffee places, restaurants, ... You wont' starve here in France.

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