Traditional climbing course in Annot (Southern Alps)

Duration : 4 days

France, Southern Alps

Level : intermediate

from 400 € / p. from 3 to 6 persons

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This trad climbing course in Annot will allow you to learn about "trad" climbing or to progress (technique, safety, movement, etc.) on unbolted routes.

Trad climbing is a more sporty form of climbing in "adventure terrain". The quality and the number of protections in these natural lines (most often in limestone, sandstone or granite) allow to surpass oneself and to reach one's limits in complete safety.

Around the village of Annot in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, this course is an opportunity to learn and discover the gestures of this type of climbing. It is also a very good training for high mountain climbing.

If you enjoy this type of climbing, I recommend you follow me on this traditional climbing course in Wadi Rum, Jordan.


D1: Reminders and discovery of traditional climbing and equipment.
Discovery and/or reminder of the fixed and removable protections (pitons, anchors, self-drilling bolts, dowels, cams, friends, etc.), their advantages and disadvantages and their positioning.
Climbing on the cliff of "La Chambre du Roi" in order to learn about the equipment and climbing in cracks.
Objectives: discover and learn the movements specific to these lines of the sandstone (crack, dihedral, hole, Dülfer techniques, chicken wings, multiple locks and jams of all available body parts, etc.).

D2 and D3: Application and climbing.
General handlings (multipoint anchors, abseils).
Knowing how to prepare a route and organize your harness and other specific equipment (unclamp, crack gloves, gear rack, etc.)
Orders of the day: put into practice the techniques covered on Day 1 in top roping and/or leading.
Reach the belay, with the help of the protections in place or free climbing.

D4: Climbing and end of the course.
You continue to climb and use the techniques you have learned.
Objective: work on harder routes.
The course ends around 5pm in Annot.
The return by carpool to Annecy is scheduled for the same evening, arriving around 11pm.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the climbing instructor.
  • Loan of all technical equipment.
  • Transport between the accommodation and the climbing sites is done in my minibus.

The price does not include

  • Transport to Annot, 2 hours drive from Nice and 1 hour and 15 minutes from Digne-les-Bains. Carpooling is possible from Annecy.
  • Accommodation.
  • Meals.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".


Next departures :
  • To be confirmed
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