This 2 days course is designed for rock climbers who wants to "try" the famous Chamonix granit rock. A 5+ (5.9) level is required to enjoy properly the course. With a maximum of 2 people per mounain guide, it is the top class course to learn crack climbing as well as multipicthe technics (belaying, using cams,...). 2 days and 1 night in a mountain hut allows to do 2 routes. Depending on technical level and conditions, we can offer many different options such as: Evers des Aiguilles hut, Argentiere hut, Monzino or Dalmazzi hut in Italy, Orny hut in Switherland...
Rendez-vous at the Guide Office next to the church (Place de l’Eglise Chamonix) the day before the start of the course at 6pm to meet your guide, check the gear and set up the plan for the 2 coming days.
Day 1 : Hiking to the hut and 1st climb:
Early departure from Chamonix to the mountain hut (Argentière hut or Envers des Aiguilles hut for example). 1st climb next to the hut.
Example of possible climbs: Dalles sous l’Envers (Voie Georges, Pilier des Rhodos) ; Aiguille du Génépi,…
Day 2 : Multipiche granit route from the mountain hut
Departure with the sun for a second "granit" experience. You 'll be back in Chamonix at the end of the afternoon.
Example of possible climbs: Amazonia or Bienvenue au Georges V à l’Envers des Aiguilles ; Aiguille Croux (Voie Ottoz) ; Aiguille du Génépi ; Aiguille Dorée ; …
If necessary, the guide will adapt mountaineering program and route to weather conditions, participants physical and technical ability. In case of bad weather conditions in the Chamonix valley, we can drive to Italy or Switzerland and enjoy great mountaineering too.
Minimum & maximum of 2 people per mountain guide.
The Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix's guiding policy is one of the strictest in the mountain guiding industry.
PHYSICAL SHAPE :
In good shape : Can daily hike and/or climb vertical gain ranging from 500 to 700 meters, 5 to 6 hours at a moderate hiking pace. Focus is laid on activity discovery and practice.
TECHNICAL ABILITY :
Advanced level : You already have experience in mountaineering (able to climb 5+ top-rope). You are able to climb 4+/5 in leader.
- hiking shoes - rock-climbing shoes - 1 harness
- 1 figure of eight - 2 locking carabiners - 1 backpack
- 1 helmet - mountaineering clothes - hat
You can rent your equipment day by day, according to the course program.
Your guide is the best adviser for the purchase of specific mountaineering equipment.
Repatriation insurance mandatory.
Cancellation insurance is highly recommended.
DATES 2017: Departures the 6 & 20 Juillet; 3 & 17, 31 August.
PRICE : 510 euros per person
- 2 days of mountain guiding services,
- the night in the hut (breakfast + dinner)
- lifts tickets,
- daily lunches.
Not included :
- personal equipment,
- accommodation in Chamonix,
- mandatory repatriation insurance.
For private group (minimum 2 people), we can organize this course at any time.
Phone: +33 450 53 00 88