Trad Climbing Course

You are a sport climber and you dream about to climb El Capitan? Well, this course could be the 1st step before to put your cams on El Cap wall! We dedicated this course specifically to climbers willing to take a step further and learn how to climb putting your own protection, using cams on the perfect granite rock of the Mont Blanc range.

Price from
3 to 6 max
May to Oct
3 days

IMP: Age minimum: 18 years old!

Trad climbing is not an activity we can practice and learn everywhere. Our guides will choose the right places according to the group level and experience. As example, we like to go to Orny mountain hut in Switzerland. The Aiguille d’Orny is just a paradise for trad climbing. But we could also go to Envers des Aiguilles in the Mont Blanc range. 

Important notice :

This course is not adapted for complete beginners. We ask the participant to have a previous and recent experience of sport climbing. You should be able to lead  5c/6a pitches to be able to concentrate yourself on how to use cams, how to be safe, when to place your pro,… Our main objectives during this 3 days course: - How to use cams, when and how to place them. Should you trust them ??How to be relaxed while trad climbing,… - Belaying, leading technics - Granite climbing tricks.   - Tactics : how to read a pitch, how to anticipate the pro, … - Reading a topo, reading the « rock” - How to escape in case…


Our guides will provide some collective / group equipment if needed. Since the goal is supervise you in your own ascent, please take your own gear if you have some so we will be able to help you use it. You need to have your own personal equipment (harness, helmet, shoes, crampons,…). We can help you rent some if you need to with our partner shop. 

Important : please note that the program below is given as an example. Your mountain guide can change and/or adapt it according to weather forecast and conditions. Nuyama mountain guide’s are experimented and the only ones able to change the program.

Day 1

Meeting in Chamonix around 8am. We’ll drive to the base of our hike to the hut. To Orny, we’ll take then the lift and hike for about 1h30 / 2h (600m) to reach the mountain hut. We’ll focus on the basics  in the afternoon to check your level start climb some mixed “sport & trad” routes next to the hut.

Day 2

Aiguille d’Orny. This needle has plenty of routes that are great objectives for trad climbers. With your guide, you will choose you right “route” to test to abilities and complete your 1st trad route on a granite needle!

Day 3

After breakfast and depending on how you feel, you will pick a route either an easy one to relax and enjoy your last day, or maybe a more difficult one to push you again with your guide. After lunch, it will be time to head back to Chamonix. Plan to be back around 4pm.

We can also organise a «private» trad climbing course for your group with the price below. Please contact us to check dates.  Privates groups on request 

Prices for Private Groups: 
  • 1 pers : 1990€ 
  • 2 pers : 1115€/pers 
  • 3 pers : 830€/pers 
  • 4 pers : 680€/pers 
  • 5 pers : 600€/pers 
  • 6 pers : 550€/pers
Price for Individual Bookings joining a Collective Group:
Free spots

17 - 19 Jul

Stock level


21 - 23 Aug

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What’s included: 
  • UIAGM / IFMGA international mountain guide. Our guides speaks fluent English and beside the safety of your group, they will make your alpine experience unforgettable. 
  • Half board in mountain huts (diners and breakfast included) 
  • Collective mountain equipment (rope, carabiners,…) 
  • Lift tickets when needed 
What’s not included: 
  • Drinks and snacks (during the day and at the hut) 
  • Pic nic 
  • Personal equipment (you can rent everything with our partner shop) 
  • Insurance 
  • Accommodation in Chamonix (we can help you with that if you want) 
  • Transportation to Chamonix (we can help you arrange your transfer from GVA if needed)

Experimented climbers. Participant should be able to lead 5C/6a sport climbing pitches.

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