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Wilkinsonfern 14 Jul 2019

Hi everyone! 

I’m looking to work another ski season this year, and would love to head somewhere where there is climbing to be done!

Last year I worked in Val Thorens and while it was amazing, there’s no indoor wall to train on and generally limited stuff around due to the altitude (and the fact we had crazy good snow!) 

This year I’d love to go somewhere with an indoor wall, but also preferably some outdoor and/or ice climbing routes nearby. Does anyone have any suggestions? 

Thanks guys! 

Stairclimber 14 Jul 2019
In reply to Wilkinsonfern:

Think about the resorts above the Durance Valley as both rock and ice climbing are possible.

Serre Chevalier, Vars, Risoul , Puy St Vincent or Montgenevre even. 

Several roadside sunny venues. People here seem to particularly like the south facing conglomerate at Mont Dauphin in winter. 

Get in touch with BADMARMOT on here.

AlanLittle 14 Jul 2019
In reply to Wilkinsonfern:

Lots of climbing walls and winter climbable rock in the Tyrol

kevin stephens 14 Jul 2019
In reply to Wilkinsonfern:

Tignes has an excellent climbing wall, with I believe a number of Brit seasonaires as regular users

FatherTed 14 Jul 2019
In reply to Wilkinsonfern:

Les Houches (in the Chamonix Valley) has a very good wall: http://www.montblancescalade.com/
If you have a car there are good walls in Megeve and Neydens which are both just under an hour away... if you need to mix it up a bit.
https://lepalaismegeve.com/pm/equipement/megeve/salle-descalade/2802641-14/
https://www.vitam.fr/fr/sport-fitness/escalade

I lived in Les Houches for a few years and love the place. Super friendly and chilled - and Chamonix only down the road...

badmarmot 14 Jul 2019
In reply to Wilkinsonfern:

Hi, As stairclimber says the Durance valley is hard to beat for this option, 

If its cold, there is good ice at Freissiniéres, Fournel and its not far to Ceillac, plus other smaller venues, and if the sun is out at all, you can rock climb at venues such as the Traverses, Freissiniéres, le pout and Eygliers side of mont dauphin, plus some others and if it dumping snow the skiing is great.

any questions get in touch 

Cheers Rob


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