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Climbing Ardèche

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Close to Vallon Pont d’Arc, the Ardèche gorges and the Chassezac gorges, conceal cliffs that are favourable to climbing. Whether you are beginners, children, adults or committed climbers, we’re offering climbing trips in Aubenas, Vallon Pont d’Arc but also in the Calanques of Marseille. Climbing lovers will also be able confront other climbers during our themed stays or at the time of an adults’ climbing course.

In the limestone gorges of the Ardèche, on the Chassezac valley granite surfaces, land and sky merge together. Over a day, these climbing ascents in the Ardeche enable you to discover the vertical world, where the notion of climbers roped together makes perfect sense.
Child’s play

Our easy climbs in the Ardeche

Besides the Chauvet cave, the Pont d’Arc sector offers you numerous natural sites favourable to climbing. If you’re wishing to discover our climbing in the Ardeche and as a family, Face Sud has listed easy routes for beginners and younger users.

Several small cliff schools easily enable the discovery of climbing. Adapted to doing this as a family, these courses are open to children from 5 years and grandparents up to 75 years!

Owing to our instructors, your discovery of the activity will be rich in exchanges and sound advice. It is the ideal opportunity to share your questions or quite simply to exchange views on the subject of climbing in Aubenas or the Vallon Pont d’Arc. Remember that no experience of climbing is required for these climbing routes.

Our selection of easy climbing routes

Rock Climbing demi-journée
Children/Family Rock Climbing Salavas
Several small practice cliffs allow kids to discover rock climbing in an easy way.
pre-requisites
+5years
Price (incl tax)
from
€ 32 / pers
Rock Climbing demi-journée
Children/Family Rock Climbing trip (Casteljau)
Several small practice cliffs allow kids to discover rock climbing in an easy way.
pre-requisites
+5years
Price (incl tax)
from
€ 32 / pers
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Not too much, not enough

Our intermediary climbing routes in the Ardeche

During your climbing trip in the Ardeche, allow yourself to be guided, by our experienced instructors, on the magnificent limestone cliffs of the Chassezac gorges. Our selection of intermediate routes are accessible to amateurs who do not wish to venture onto too breathtaking a route.

During your trip on the cliffs of the Ardèche, you will get used to the basic climbing techniques, such as lead climbing, learning to secure your partner, abseiling, etc. Your guide will be present to give you valuable tips concerning climbing in the Ardeche and anywhere else.

Our selection of intermediate climbing routes

Rock Climbing demi-journée
Escalade - Après la salle
For climbers who have started indoor climbing and who want to learn about cliff climbing.
pre-requisites
+14years
Price (incl tax)
from
€ 45 / pers
Rock Climbing demi-journée
Adults Rock Climbing trip
This session is for adult only, it allows us to give you an adapted teaching to your experience and skills.
pre-requisites
+14years
Price (incl tax)
from
€ 40 / pers
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rappel dans les gorges
An adrenaline overdose

Our climbing sports routes in the Ardeche

Thanks to Face Sud, the Gorges de l’Ardeche (Ardeche gorges) become a genuine playground for the most seasoned sports enthusiasts. Go out and conquer numerous breathtaking climbing routes, climb along fissures and try to master the sloping walls which will stretch along your climbing paths in the Ardeche.

To guarantee you guidance and quality training, our sports routes are set aside for adults and teenagers from 14 years and upwards. Whether you are a seasoned climber or a sports beginner, take part in this adventure in the air, thanks to our climbing routes in Aubenas or around Vallon Pont d’Arc.

Our selection of sports climbing routes

Rock Climbing journée
Wild Rock Climbing trip
Discover this rock climbing adventure in the heart of the Gorges du Chassezac. Exceptional !
pre-requisites
+14years
Price (incl tax)
from
€ 75 / pers
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stage escalade
A double dose of thrills

Our Ardeche climbing weekends

Our long practice of Ardeche climbing and the desire to share our passion, means we offer climbing courses for adults, either for week-long but also weekend climbing. Beyond our craze for climbing, these stays are the fruit of our experience and a deep attachment to the Vivarais countryside.
These sports stays include several open-air activities (descent by canoein the Ardèche gorges, Via Ferrata & Via Cordata, canyoning, potholing etc.). As for our climbing courses for adults, they enable you to discover the loveliest landscapes in the Auvergne Rhône Alpes region but also the Calanques of Cassis, the Calanques of Marseille and the mythical Verdon gorges. Are you ready for an exceptional outdoor adventure?

Our selection of climbing stays in the Ardèche

Climbing course 3 days - 2 nights
After the indoor climbing gym…the Ardèche!
You have started and practised regularly in an indoor climbing gym, you love climbing Forget the multi-colour grips and your red and yellow project in ...
Price (incl tax)
from
380 € /pers / pers
Climbing course 4 days - 3 nights
Vertical adventure in the Ardèche
This is an invitation to discover the climbing activity known as “multi-pitch” climbing. It aims to improve rope techniques, which will then enable ...
Price (incl tax)
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560 € / pers
Climbing course 3 days
After the indoor climbing gym… The Calanques
You have started and practised in an indoor climbing gym, you like climbing Forget the multi-colour grips and your red and yellow project in climbing ...
Price (incl tax)
from
250 € / pers
Climbing course 3 days
Limestone colour
Seeing the limestone colour involves 3 days of climbing and handling, to receive a solid grounding in climbing on the multi-pitch routes…Whatever ...
Price (incl tax)
from
280 € / pers
Climbing course 2 days - 1 night
Wild crossings
“In the vicinity of the sea, the strangest and the most demanding character of the Calanques can be found: not only for the magnificence of the landscape, ...
Price (incl tax)
from
250 € / pers
stage escalade Marseille
It’s better with several people

Our group climbing offers in the Ardeche

For groups (Groups generally, schools and even groups of friends), Face Sud has selected themed stays and tailor-made activities linked to climbing. Pleasure, adventure and the countryside are on the agenda during these sports courses!

For school groups (primary, middle schools – aged 11 – 15, and high schools – aged 15 – 18), Face Sud has devised numerous stays of 3 to 6 days bringing together thrill-seeking activities (including beginners’ climbing in the Ardeche) as well as cultural activities, such as visiting museums or exploring the renowned Chauvet cave. To discover climbing with ease, we also offer beginners’ sessions for school groups on several small cliff schools.

The general groups are not left behind, as we have developed stays for groups from 5 to 14 days comprising a multitude of sports activities, including beginners’ climbing in Aubenas. This format includes our best activities and free time for your stay, combining relaxation and sports. We also offer climbing discovery sessions for a day.