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Want spectacular views and world-class climbing? No better place in the world than Chamonix. Wherever you turn in this birthplace of alpinism, you’ll find incredible routes steeped in climbing history. Looking to conquer your first climb or check a classic ascent off your list? Done. Chamonix has something for everyone—both single and multi-pitch climbing, routes ranging from 5.7 to 5.11, and iconic multi-day climbs to summits above 4,000 meters. Some of the classics include the Cosmiques Arête, Argentiere Basin, Aiguille du Tour, Entrèves Traverses, and so many more! Scout out your dream route with your expert local guide and test yourself in the stunning environment of Chamonix valley and Mont Blanc area.

Adventure highlights

  • Rich climbing history since the 18th century

    The Mont Blanc summit in 1786 opened up a whole new world of climbing possibilities

  • Wide selection of climbing challenges

    Pick single or multi-pitch routes, Alpine ascents, routes ranging from 5.7 to 5.11 difficulty

  • Perfect for beginners and experts alike

    Possibilities are endless—choose a challenge with your expert local guide

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Rock Climbing in Chamonix

Perfect for beginners and seasoned climbers alike, Chamonix is a goldmine for climbing, just waiting to be explored. Starting your climbing journey here is as epic as it gets, but intermediate and expert climbers will also be able to test their skills in the challenging Alpine terrain. Together with your expert guide you’ll settle on an area (or multiple areas if you can’t get enough): Le Brévent, Flégère, Plan de l'Aiguille, Aiguille du Midi, Vallorcine, or Chamonix. You’ll be able to find anything between 5.7 and 5.11 grade here, as well as single and multi-pitch climbing.

High Altitude Alpine Climbing in Chamonix

Being the birthplace of alpinism, Chamonix does not disappoint when it comes to climbing. Depending on your skill level and desires, you’ll choose your dream area with your expert local guide and go to higher altitudes, alpine climbing there for one or more days—the choice is up to you. The whole Chamonix area is a climber’s dream, so here are some beloved options you will choose from: Aiguille du Midi, Arete du Cosmiques, Arete du Papillon, but if you’d like to spend more than one day in Chamonix, dream bigger! Think of climbing 4,000-meter summits like Gran Paradiso, Mont Blanc, Mont Blanc du Tacul, multi-day glacier tours, etc. Only sky’s the limit here in Chamonix.

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Meet your guide

Nuyama is a guiding company based in Chamonix, founded by Yann Delevaux, a Chamonix local, and Marion Cochet. With their extensive experience in trip organization and mountain guiding (Yann has been an IFMGA Mountain guide for more than 20 years now), they turned their passion for the great outdoors into a recognizable and reliable guiding collective, offering unique and unforgettable adventures. They now lead and organize a growing number of hiking, trekking, mountaineering, skiing, and mountain biking trips in the Alps.

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Charlotte Moyles (source: Google Reviews)

I was lucky to have a private tour with Alex, who had a brilliant knowledge of the area and shared interesting information about the climbers and skiers. Highly recommend!

Ludovic Botzung (source: Google Reviews)

A great organization. No complaints. Marion gave very good advice. I recommend without any hesitation. Thank you.

Chantal Roblot (source: Google Reviews)

The guide explained well and was very pleasant.

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • An experienced, certified Chamonix climbing guide with extensive knowledge of the area
      • One or more days of rock climbing or alpine climbing in Chamonix (you choose!)

    What’s not included:

      • Transportation to Chamonix
      • Accommodations
      • Food and snacks
      • Guide gratuities — optional
      • Travel and medical insurance — optional
  • Climbing in Chamonix can be totally adapted to you. No matter your skill level, Chamonix and Mont Blanc offer world-class climbing options and it’s no wonder—it is, after all, the birthplace of alpinism.

    You’ll have a professional guide by your side who knows Chamonix like the palm of their hand. Depending on your skill and fitness level (as well as the season and accessibility), you and your guide will settle on a certain area to rock climb or alpine climb. Or even multiple areas if you’d like to spend more than one day climbing in Chamonix.

    There are routes ranging from 5.7 to 5.11, you’ll be able to choose between single-pitch and multi-pitch climbing, intro to climbing and rappelling… The possibilities are endless.

  • Chamonix’s versatile, easily accessed routes are part of its charm. While it’s known for technically challenging and daunting terrain, there are plenty of climbs complete beginners can tackle. Regardless of your skill level, there is a peak to conquer waiting for you at Chamonix.

    For intermediate to advanced climbers, Chamonix has loads of routes to spend the day on. Your guide will discuss your objectives and customize the day to your goals. Let your guide plan the day so you can focus on developing your skills while climbing the classic routes or best hidden gems the area has to offer.

  • Here’s a list of the equipment we suggest you bring:

    Personal equipment:

      • Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 30L bag)
      • Glacier glasses
      • Sunscreen
      • Water bottle
      • Toiletries
      • Food you can eat on-the-go
      • Camera — optional

    Technical equipment:

      • Ropes
      • Crevasse rescue kit
      • Harness
      • Helmet
      • Belay device (your typical multi-pitch personal kit)
      • Chalk bag
      • Ice axe
      • Crampons
      • Trekking poles
      • Rock shoes
      • Mountaineering boots
      • Headlamp

    Clothing list:

      • Beanie
      • Base layers (insulating thermal underwear for both top and bottom)
      • Lightweight outer layers (made from moisture wicking materials)
      • Lightweight jacket
      • Medium/heavyweight jacket
      • Shell jacket and pants
      • A pair of climbing pants
      • Gloves
      • Liner socks
      • Socks (wool or synthetic)
      • Waterproof rain jacket
  • Yes, you can! All mandatory gear will be provided by the guide if you don’t have your own. There are plenty of outdoor rental shops in Chamonix. Please let us know if you need help with gear rental.

  • Group sizes and pricing

      • For climbing in Chamonix, the usual client-to-guide ratio can vary anywhere between 1 to 4 clients per 1 guide. It varies depending on the climbing area you settle, your skill level, and other factors.
      • For rock climbing, the maximum group size is set a 6 people. For alpine climbing, 2 participants max.
      • All prices are per person per day. If there are 2 guides needed, the price doubles.

    Climbing in Chamonix can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
      • Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to join the climb on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

    If your group has climbers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • To get to Chamonix, most people fly into Geneva International Airport (GVA), one hour away. Once you arrive, there are several ways to reach your destination, including public transport. Looking to make airport transfers hassle-free?

    Check out Mountain Drop Offs—they provide door-to-door service in their comfy and spacious shuttles. Use the code 57HCHX to get a 5% discount!

    Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet.

  • We highly recommend that you cover all your bases with both emergency medical and travel insurance.

    With medical insurance, if you have an accident or medical emergency on or off the mountain, you’ll avoid paying out of pocket for costly expenses. This covers everything from hospital treatments to emergency air transportation and more. Travel insurance covers canceled flights, natural disasters and other scenarios that may interrupt your travel plans.

    We also expect you to respect local regulations and take measures to protect yourselves, your guides, and the communities you’re traveling to. If you need assistance selecting the right insurance for your group, let us know and we will be happy to help!

  • Day Trips Cancellations
    Fully refundable within the initial 48 hours from booking, unless the trip date is less than 7 days from the time of the booking.
    Cancellations up to 7 days prior to the trip date are refundable 100%.
    Cancellations within 7 days prior to the trip date are non-refundable.

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