Saturday, 29 December 2007

Just a quick post to wish everyone a happy New Year. Safe climbing and hope to see you in 2008.

Ollie Ryall. Climbfrance.

Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Climbing or crawling?

To clear up the 'climbing vs crawling' debate currently raging across Australia (see comments below), I have added another picture which shows the route from a different angle!
Although it's not the steepest route in the world I would like to see someone try to crawl up that without loosing a lot of skin.
Best wishes to all our friends down under and have a great Christmas.
Ollie Ryall.

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Aussie Diane.

Diane from Australia recently got in touch to ask why this photo I took of her hadn't been used on our website. To make amends I have included it here and will be using it on our main site when I make the final changes to the pictures.
Diane travelled to France to attend our Sport climbing in Provence course before heading to the UK and climbing in the Peak District.
Since getting back home Diane has climbed in the Grampian Mountains and at Arapiles and she is looking forward to her next trip to Europe.
Details of all our courses and holidays can be found at:
Thanks for getting back in touch, Ollie Ryall.

ClimbFrance Gift Certificates.

ClimbFrance now have gift certificates for you to give to friends or relatives as presents.
The certificates are available for the amount of your choice and are redeemable against any of our courses, holidays, private guiding or self-catering holiday accommodation.
For more details or to order ClimbFrance gift certificates please contact us at:
Ollie Ryall.

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

New courses and holidays for 2008.

For 2008 we will be offering some new courses, holidays and options for private guiding.

  • Sport climbing + - an intensive performance coaching course designed for climbers leading in the 5c - 6b range who want to move up through the grades.

  • Road Trip - a ten day tour of many of Southern France's best climbing venues in the company of some of the UK's top climbers.

  • Family & Small group holidays - 2 new destinations, Sardinia and Fontainebleau.

  • Big wall bivi skills - spend the night on our portaledge!

For details of all these as well as other courses and holidays please visit:

Sunday, 2 December 2007

Self-catering holiday accommodation for climbers.

ClimbFrance has a holiday cottage available to let, situated 5km from Buis Les Baronnies in SE France. It is ideally suited to families or groups of climbers and comfortably sleeps up to six people.
'Thank you for making us feel so welcome. Over the years we have stayed in many Gites throughout France and yours is definitely one of the best ever! It has a view to die for from the terrace and we loved the variety of rock climbing and the beautiful surroundings. We will spread the word about this little paradise and we'll be back soon. Many Thanks.' Andy and Elaine Cave, Sheffield.

More information about the accommodation, surrounding area and fantastic climbing can be found at:
If you would like more information or have any questions, please get in touch. Ollie Ryall.