Big Wall Climbing in Chamonix: 2022-07-24 - 2022-07-29

BIG WALL CLIMBING Chamonix

24.07.2022 - 29.07.2022

  • Advance technical & safety skills for multi-pitch and big wall climbing
  • Basic alpine climbing technical & safety skills
  • Climb better, harder & more

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. 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 Pablo Ruiz Seco, UIAGM mountain guide are inviting you to this epic journey on Alpine granite in mekka of extreme sports CHAMONIX.

 

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 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.

 

Climbing course highlights:

Maximum quality and quantity of climbing.

  • 5 full days of intensive climbing with a professional guide and coach
  • Individual approach to your needs and level
  • Maximum 2:1 client/coach ratio
  • One-on-one coaching

 
Physical & technical requirements:

  • Previous outdoor sport climbing experience needed min. RP grade 6b/6c
  • Suitable for women and men, children from 15 years
  • The course can be purchased by individuals, couples, or couples of friends
  • Physical intensity: high

 
Detailed technical specification of the climbing course:

  • Building safe belays/stands on multi-pitch routes
  • Rope management and handling
  • Abseils and retreats for returning to the ground
  • Communication techniques when climbing a multi-pitch route
  • Hanging belays
  • Self-rescue skills - worth knowing if you want to make it home safely
  • Trip planning: how to use a guidebook effectively
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Equipment education
  • Climbing techniques – efficient movement
  • Fear management – fear of falling, fear of failure
  • Mental preparation, concentration
  • Choosing the right strategy before and when on the wall
  • Evening analysis of the day, tips, consultations
  • Basic mountaineering and alpine climibng skills
  • Individual coaching and guiding

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 less Perrons de Vallorcine. Usually, this happens at around the 2500+ meter mark to help your acclimatization.

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.

What’s included

  • Guiding & coaching
  • Climbing safety equipment 

EXCLUDED

  • Transportation 
  • Accommodation
  • Travel & climbing insurance
  • Food & drinks 
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Chamonix, France

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, a headlamp, and a backpack big enough for carrying lunch and gear to the crag. 

FOOD

There are many shops, bakeries, coffee places, restaurants, ... You won't starve here in France.

Accommodation

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

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FLY IN / FLY OUT


Arrival:

Geneva Cointrin International Airport

Departure:

Geneva Cointrin International Airport

GUIDES / COACHES

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19.06.2022 - 24.06.2022

Chamonix, France

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24.07.2022 - 29.07.2022

Chamonix, France

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