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Rock Climbing and Multipitch

Valgrisenche, our secret climbing spot

Technical lev. : 4.5 / 5

Technical lev. : 4.5 / 5

Physical lev. : 2.5 / 5

Physical lev. : 2.5 / 5

  • 4 days & 5 nights
  • Participants : 4
  • Summer

Valgrisenche is at the heart of Val d'Aosta: an Italian region where Valdotans speak French, it is their second language. This little corner of Paradise is not very far from Mont-Blanc and Mont-Rose.

Climbing here is played on cliffs or routes of several lengths and sometimes in the mountains.

Possibility of privatizing the week and the chalet for a family.

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Welcome to the Climbing Paradise: the Aosta Valley.

Once you've tried it, we're sure you'll come back! You will benefit from a private guide who will adapt to your level and a superb house where you will make your own meals with family or friends.
This little corner of Paradise is not very far from Mont-Blanc and Mont-Rose.

You will discover one of the Wild Valleys of the Alps: Valgrisenche is a jewel of climbing.

About twenty climbing sites on one of the best Gneiss in the Alps, you can discover cliff climbing with very pleasant altitude sites where you climb without getting too hot!
Valgrisenche is in the heart of Val d'Aosta: an Italian region where Valdotans speak French, it is their second language.
Climbing here is played on a cliff or on a route of several lengths and sometimes in the mountains.
Welcome to our home, Heaven is surely here!

Program of the climbing course in Italy in the Aosta Valley:


Possibility of modifying the program: contact us by email at info@ espritmontagne.com

DAY 0 - SUNDAY

You can arrive around 5:00 p.m., the guide will welcome you and show you the house, if you want the first cliff is 200m from the house.

Welcome to Paradise !

You can stock up on Italian specialties at the bottom of the Valley in Arvier at the little CRAI store and then do some shopping in Valgrisenche. If you want to have a little Italian restaurant sometimes, it is possible in Valgrisenche and of course in INTROD or AOSTA which are not so far.You will arrive in Valgrisenche by car via the Col du Grand or Petit Saint Bernard to avoid the tunnel of Mont Blanc and its toll or not.

You can of course arrive earlier to enjoy the valley.

DAY 1 - MONDAY - Multi-pitch initiation

Climbing for the day in one of the superb sites of the valley according to your level. The sites are mainly in the sun and well exposed, on the adret.

The sites in the valley have been well equipped by the local guides. Your guide is a local who knows the sites of the valley very well.

Learning rope manipulation according to your level.

DAY 2 - TUESDAY - Via Ferrata

Daytime climbing in the valley or otherwise head for the superb Via Ferrata de Valgrisenche to get used to gaining height before setting off on the multi-pitch route, the next day or after.

DAY 3 - WEDNESDAY - climbing and multi-pitch route

Daytime climbing in the valley or on a Grande Voie in the valley, depending on your preferences and the weather. The Gneiss of the valley is of very good quality, you will be able to learn to put on additional protections (friends, wedges ...) while taking advantage of good equipment.

DAY 4 - THURSDAY - Grande Voie

Daytime climbing in the Valley, with learning how to manipulate the rope, progression techniques in several lengths and abseils.

DAY 5 - FRIDAY - Free day

End of activities, free day you must leave at 5 p.m.

You will be able to come back, it is promised, difficult to leave Paradise!

Prices for the climbing course in the Valgrisenche valley:

Included in the price :

4 days of climbing with a mountain guide;
group equipment (ropes, carabiners etc ...);
5 nights in a private mountain house in Valgrisenche (La Bethaz), possibility of free parking in front;
Bed sheets.

The price does not include:

personal technical equipment (harness, climbing shoes, climbing helmet);
picnics, drinks and snacks so you can eat as you like;
meals at home, you will cook together, outdoor barbecue possible, restaurant and shops nearby in the village of Valgrisenche and mainly in Arvier, Introd and Aosta which are 25 to 45 minutes by car; You must do the cleaning at the end of your stay: this should not normally take long;
all that is not mentioned in "the price includes".

The equipment you need for your week of climbing:

TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT

  • light mountain walking / trekking shoes
  • climbing shoes and your personal climbing equipment (the mountain guide will carry out a material check on the first day)
  • climbing harness
  • climbing helmet
  • Backpack 30 lt
  • trekking poles

HOW TO DRESS

  • breathable technical t-shirts
  • climbing pants and shorts
  • mountain walking pants
  • a warm fleece
  • a fine down jacket
  • a windproof and waterproof Gore Tex or similar jacket

DO NOT FORGET:

  • warm hat
  • Sun hat
  • neck band
  • Solar cream
  • Sun glasses
  • camera
  • small personal pharmacy with your personal treatments, pills, what to make a small bandage, survival sheet
  • your documents and phone

Level required for the climbing course:

You already do wall climbing, perhaps in cliffs too, and you want to climb mountain cliffs and gain height in via Ferrata and then in a very long route. Your guide will show you the techniques and find the best spots for you depending on the weather.

Level 6a / b

Insurance

We recommend to have your own personal travel insurance, covering accident abroad and repatriation.

How to reach Aosta Valley and Valgrisenche:

Valgrisenche is two and a half hours drive from Milan and Geneva airports.

  • via Milan - take the highway direction Torino, afterwards follow for Aosta; highway exit in Aosta Ovest; follow directions for Courmayeur, after 10 km in Arvier take the second exit at the roundabout and keep going up the road until Valgrisenche;
  • via Geneva or Chamonix Mont Blanc - take the highway, direction France-Chamonix; then follow for Mont Blanc tunnel Aosta-Courmayeur; pass the Mont Blanc Tunnel; at the exit of Courmayeur follow signs to Aosta on the normal road for 15 km (do not take the motorway). Right after the third tunnel in Leverogne/Arvier turn right and take the road for Valgrisenche until you will reach the chosen hotel;
  • or via Bourg Saint Maurice – Col du Petit Saint Bernard: you can reach Bourg Saint Maurice by train from the main French airports. Once in Bourg Saint Maurice you will need to rent a car to reach the Aosta Valley via the Col du Petit Saint Bernard (2 hours drive). It's a little longer trip but you can save the toll at the Mont Blanc Tunnel.

 

Your accommodation

Your accommodation is a mountain house located in the village of La Bethaz, Valgrisenche,  a wild corner in the middle of nature and at  5-minutes walk from the first climbing walls:

  • 120 m2;
  • 3 bedrooms - 2 double beds and 1 bunk bed;
  • 2 bathrooms;
  • spacious kitchen and living room.

THE PRICE INCLUDES

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

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