Chamonix Classic Climbs

Types: Alpine, Climbing and Mountaineering, International

Region: International

Chamonix Classic Climbs

Six days of climbing some of the best classic alpine routes in the Alps! Challenging exposed climbing, high altitude hikes, and fun local climbs are all available on a trip that will be tailored to the group's skill, experience, and goals.

Chamonix Classic Climbs

Six days of climbing featuring some of the best classic climbs of the Alps! An entire week will be tailored to the group's skill level, experience, and goals, working around conditions to ensure we get the best out of every day. Challenging exposed climbing, high altitude hikes, and fun local climbs are all part of the agenda.
Once settled in Chamonix, your professionally certified guide will ensure you have everything you need for a successful week of adventure. Small group ratios guarantee a positive and safe experience in the mountains. Most nights will be spent in Chamonix basking in the rich mountain’s town’s culture, in addition to one or two nights in mountain huts to maximize our climbing time.

Waiver & Risk Management:

As you know, outdoor activities involve numerous hazards including, but not limited to, avalanches, crevasses, rockfall, slips and falls, equipment failure, poor weather, etc. And while we do our best to anticipate and mitigate these hazards we cannot completely eliminate them. So, as with anything fun, you will be required to sign our Participant Release to take part in one of our courses or trips.

Custom Dates Available

Just let us know what dates will work for you and we will put together a custom package.

Fine Print:

The six-day itinerary will vary based on conditions, group ability and goals. Below are a few examples of some of the objectives we can tackle during your stay!
Cosmique Aretes: A great introductory climb to warm up the arms! A moderate alpine ascent featuring mostly snow and rock, with a couple of strenuous mixed sections.
Aiguille d’Entrèves Traverse: A fun exposed rock route with excellent views of Mont Blanc.
Envers des Aiguilles: Translating to “the other side of the needles,” the Envers boasts superb multi-pitch climbing on granite.
Dent du Géant: The climb, as exceptional as its name “The Lion’s Tooth,” highlights the 4000s surrounding Mont Blanc. The beautiful rocky spire features challenging climbing with outstanding views of the surrounding massive summits.
Aiguilles Rouges: Extending northwest from Chamonix is some comfortable and fun granite multi-pitch rock climbing. The area offers a great reprieve for less committing days when weather impedes bigger objectives.
Chamonix Classic Climbs

Highlights

  • Iconic routes with amazing views
  • Nights in great huts or in Chamonix
  • No more than a day-pack needed
Types Alpine, Climbing and Mountaineering, International
Region International
Season Summer
Prices From $3,499.00

Difficulty: Difficulty: Intermediate Intermediate

You will need some prior climbing experience, easy 5th class is fine, and be able to hike or be moving for a minimum of 8 hours.

What's Included

  • Valley accommodation (based on double occupancy)
  • Mountain hut accommodation
  • Breakfast, packed lunch, dinner in mountain huts
  • Transportation around Chamonix
  • Guide fees
  • Group equipment

What's Not Included

  • Travel to/from Geneva
  • First and last night's accommodation
  • Meals while in the valley
  • Personal gear rental (lots of affordable rental options in town!)
  • Drinks while in mountain huts (no running water in mountain huts, 1.5L = 5EU/7CAD)
  • Travel insurance

Prerequisites

  • Previous rock climbing experience, in the gym or outside.

Personal Gear

  • Boots – full-leather or plastic mountaineering boots. If leather, they should be well broken-in and waterproofed with snow seal or equivalent
  • Lightweight thermal layers – top & bottom, Polypro, Icebreaker, etc.
  • Climbing/hiking pants – nylon, fleece, Schoeller, etc. (1 pair)
  • Outer layer jacket with hood – Gore-Tex style
  • Lightweight outer layer waterproof pants – Gore-Tex style
  • Warm parka/jacket – down, synthetic, fleece or pile (1)
  • Sweater or vest – wool, synthetic, fleece or down (1)
  • Gloves (medium weight) – wool or poly-pro (2 pair)
  • Waterproof gloves or mitts (gloves work best ) (2 pair)
  • Socks – wool or synthetic blend
  • Toque/warm hat – wool or fleece (1)

Mic Gear

  • Sunglasses – 1005 UV block (1pr)
  • Ski goggles (optional)
  • Headlamp with new batteries
  • Sunscreen – minimum spf30
  • Water bottles/hydration system – minimum 1 litres
  • Small “thermos” for hot drinks (optional)
  • Summit / Day-pack – 15-40 litres capacity (optional, your big backpack can also work as a Summit pack)
  • Misc. personal items (camera, journal, etc.)
  • Personal first aid kit (blister kit, medication, earplugs)
  • Gaiters (1 pair)
  • Knife – Swiss army style
  • Hand sanitizer

Technical Gear

  • Ice axe and technical climbing tool
  • Climbing harness – seat harness only.
  • Helmet
  • Glacier Travel Kit
  • Crampons – adjusted to your boots (1 pair)
  • Walking pole(s) – Optional

Group Gear – Provided by BlackSheep

  • Compass and map
  • GPS
  • First Aid Kit
  • Rope & technical gear
  • BlackSheep Merino Wool Toque (Beanie) $35.00

Activities and Add-Ons for this Course

BlackSheep Merino Wool Toque (Beanie)

A beautiful fleece lined merino wool toque. They come in black and grey though colours are subject to availability.

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