Rock Climbing in the Aiguilles Rouges above Chamonix with the Mont Blanc Massif in the background

Rock Climbing in Chamonix

The rock climbing in the Chamonix Valley is amongst the finest in the world. From the famous golden granite cracks and slabs of the Mont Blanc Massif to the lower and sunnier gneiss of the Aiguille Rouges. Not only is the Chamonix Valley referred to as the 'capital of world climbing' it is also an excellent base from where to explore the nearby quieter rock climbing areas in the French Aravis, Swiss Rhone Valley and Italian Valle d'Aoste. Browse our inspiring range of Chamonix rock climbing courses, information packed articles and conditions reports below and get in touch to discuss your climbing aspirations.

Rock Climbing in Chamonix

The rock climbing in Chamonix is world famous both for the quality and position of the high mountain routes as well as the variety and accessibility of many other styles of rock climbing. From lovely easy roadside climbs to extreme granite big mountain walls, Chamonix, has it al... more>

Chamonix Intro Rock

There can be few better places to start your rock climbing career than the beautiful and inspiring Chamonix Valley in the French Alps. Our introductory rock courses are suitable for people with no climbing experience and for those who want to develop their skill and confidence h... more>

Chamonix Alpine Rock

Chamonix is a world Mecca for high mountain rock climbing. The Mont Blanc Massif is brimming full of perfect granite cliffs set in a stunning alpine & glacial environment. On the other side of the Chamonix Valley, the 'Aiguilles Rouges' provide some brilliant, sunny and easi... more>

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Many thanks for the rock climbing training & guiding in Chamonix last week. It was exactly what we were looking for & it was great to put the new skills into practice at the end of the trip. I felt much more aware and prepared for the task at hand. Your teaching was clear and solid, and I can now take those lessons with me in trips to come. Also thanks for the general support while we were out there...topos and local info very much appreciated!

Gareth, Intro to Rock Climbing in Chamonix, July 2010

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Thanks again for a great experience in Chamonix. Great instructions, guidance and advice. Thanks to your help we achieved exactly what we set out to do, and will now be more confident doing alpine rock routes under our own steam. It was great to put all of the training from the first day into practice during the ridge climb on day 2. Also, thanks for all your more general advice on rock climbing and suitable alpine routes in the Chamonix area.

Tom, Chamonix Alpine Rock, July 2010

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Rock Climbing in Chamonix

Reports, topo photos, facts, figures and information about Rock Climbing in and around the Chamonix Valley. This includes the famous granite of the Mont Blanc massif (French & Italian sides) the sunny gneiss of the Aiguilles Rouges and the impressive steep limestone cliffs of the Arve Valley. So whether you are looking for high or middle mountain rock or valley 'cragging' Chamonix has lots of great options.