Learn to climb courses

Rock Climbing

Both Chamonix and Verdon are mecca's for climbing. Offering very different valleys but both full to the brim of crags and multi pitch routes, you don't have to go far to find some of the best climbing you'll ever see. The courses are run from UCPA Chamonix and UCPA Verdon.


The courses run for all levels, meaning that we can offer instuction for beginners through to "confirme" - approx 5/6 lead and beyond (the Big Wall course). Depending upon your level you may be "sport climbing" - using bolted protection, or climbing "trad" - placing nuts, cams & slings as appropriate. 


Rock Climbing (Full Time)

This course will teach you new techniques for basic rope instruction, belaying, abseiling and clipping. More experienced climbers will develop their technical skills and safety procedures. Also available as a student deal. 

Big Wall Climbing (5 days guided)

This course opens up a huge array of multi pitch routes of varying grades for those that are already competent climbers. Under the guidance of a qualified Mountain Guide or fully qualified and mega experienced climbing instructor you will have a non stop week of exploration and adventure climbing routes that you would normally stare at in awe!


Will vary from resort to resort - typically:

  • Saturday - Optional arrival day
  • Sunday - Arrival day, check in & meet other participants. Free day to explore the local area.
  • Mon - Fri - Practice with your instructor. 
  • Saturday - Departure day, morning free time, enjoy lunch, clear your room & say good bye (till the next time)


One of the nicest things about a UCPA holiday is the social aspect - it's a great way to meet new people through sharing good sporting times together. Whether you travel by yourself, or with friends you're sure to make some great new friendships through the week.


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