Outdoor climbing courses for children
Learn to climb cliffs
Discover our different outdoor climbing courses for children in Chamonix – Les Houches with our Mont Blanc Escalade instructors. Climbing courses take place during the school holidays. Depending on the time of year, we offer climbing courses in our climbing gym, as well as outdoors at Chamonix’s various route and bouldering sites.
Climbing courses during the school vacations
Children’s climbing courses in Chamonix are ideal if you want to introduce your child/teenager to climbing during the vacations. They will also be aimed at children wishing to progress, perfect their skills or prepare for future competitions. There are therefore different age and level groups during climbing courses.
Fun and accessible courses for children aged 5 and over to discover an activity that promotes children’s physical and mental development. Everyone learns self-control, stress management and how to reassure themselves and their partners. Climbing courses will help children progress faster, both physically and technically.
The children’s groups are divided into 3 sections according to age, plus a competition group.
Saturday and Sunday
mornings 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
or afternoon 1pm-4pm
Monday to Thursday
Week-long summer vacation courses
Supervised by one of our state-certified instructors, your children will be divided into groups with different goals.
The children are divided into groups of different levels, at different times, so that the groups are equivalent in terms of numbers, ages and levels.
A different site for each day of the course: Les Gaillands (Chamonix), Les Bossons (Chamonix), Les Chavants (Les Houches).
Discover the world of climbing in a natural environment.
They’ll be just as interested in the pleasures of rock under hand, as in the need to respect Mother Nature and, more specifically, the mountains.
your children will learn about self-control and stress management. Climbing is a highly formative activity, helping children to develop rock-solid self-confidence.
In just a few days, your children will go from the apprehension of a few meters of ascent, to the fulfilment of a summit reached and a well-deserved great abseiling descent!
Learn about outdoor sports.
They’ll learn to enjoy everything the mountains have to offer, while respecting them.
Your children will deepen their understanding of their bodies and emotions through a playful sport that helps them to develop unfailing self-confidence. In just a few days, your children will go from the apprehension of a few meters of ascent, to the fulfilment of a summit reached and a well-deserved great abseiling descent!
Find your bearings on cliffs and get closer to autonomy in outdoor climbing.
They will learn how to handle ropes and knots on the Grande Voie, and more generally how to prepare for a cliff outing by choosing the right equipment and anticipating risks.
Your children will benefit from this opportunity to develop both their physical skills (in climbing, the whole body works!) and their mental strength, with confidence and self-transcendence. In just a few days, your children will go from the apprehension of a few meters of ascent, to the fulfilment of a summit reached and a well-deserved great abseiling descent!
Become autonomous on cliffs and learn how to evolve safely.
They will review the basics of safety, including rope handling and knots, before moving on to climbing techniques.
Your children will benefit enormously from muscular development and will put an end to any fear of emptiness once and for all. In just a few days, your children will be climbing several cliffs and enjoying the breathtaking scenery our region has to offer.
In the event of rain, the courses will be held at the Mont-Blanc Escalade gym in Les Houches: even if the gym is approaching maximum capacity, your children will have absolute priority, and their place will be reserved in all circumstances.
(Book with Mont-Blanc Escalade to benefit from this advantage)
Adapted courses for children
Develop your child's passion for the outdoors
Depending on the course, other outdoor activities other than climbing may be organized. They can also take part in mountain hikes and introductory trail courses. In winter, ski outings are also available.