Thursday, 31 January 2008

Sport Relief - climb a vertical mile.

Instead of running a mile for Sport Relief, why not try climbing a mile (much more of a challenge). If you are interested in attempting to climb routes which, when added together their total length works out at a vertical mile (or more) then this may be the challenge for you.

This is a great opportunity to raise a lot of money for a deserving cause, as well as three days multi-pitch climbing in the sun!

ClimbFrance will provide a guide (free) for one or two people to attempt this challenge. The offer is open to climbers who have some experience of multi-pitch climbing and would like to use this as a learning experience, as well as the chance to raise some money.1 days multi-pitch training will be given before the attempt is made.

Climbers will be responsible for their own travel to France and accommodation (although we can sort this out for you). We will also require evidence that a minimum of £400 sponsorship is raised.

Sport Relief weekend is the 15th and 16th of March so you would need to arrive on Thursday 13th for a training / preparation day on Friday 14th.

If you would like more information or to talk things through get in touch.

Ollie Ryall.

Friday, 25 January 2008

Let the train take the strain!

Over 65% of bookings for this year's courses and holidays will be travelling by train or driving from the UK.

This represents a huge change from previous seasons where around 85% of people flew to France.

Travelling to France by train is fast, efficient, comfortable and without the stress often associated with air travel.

Information about train travel to France can be found at: or

To help and encourage people to travel by train we are now offering the following discounts:

  • £25 off the advertised cost of all courses and holidays.
  • Free transfers to many locations in France for Private Guiding.

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Private Guiding.

Private guiding lets you make the most of your holiday time and allows you to choose exactly what you do each day.

Whatever your level of ability or experience, private guiding is a great way to learn new skills and techniques as well as increasing your climbing ability.

For full details visit:

Book 4 or more days private guiding with ClimbFrance and receive a free prAna t-shirt.

‘Really enjoyable holiday. Excellent climbing locations that fitted very well with our abilities, goals and wishes. Best climbing holiday I have been on – thanks.’ David C. Wolverhampton.

‘I had an excellent time, achieved all I set out to and feel far more confident leading. All round a wonderful time and I hope to return again soon.’ Sarah C. Brighton.

Monday, 14 January 2008

Special offers for train travellers.

To encourage and help people who choose to travel by train we are now offering the following discounts:

£25 off the usual price for courses and holidays.

Free transfers to many locations in France for private guiding.

For details of all our courses, holidays and private guiding visit:

Sunday, 13 January 2008

Beginner's Rock Climbing Holiday.

If you have had a go at indoor rock climbing and would like to venture outside, our Beginner's Holiday will provide you with all the skills for safe, enjoyable outdoor climbing.

The holidays run in June and September and are based around the Provancal market town of Buis Les Baronnies in South East France.

Full details can be seen at:

‘Would recommend the beginner’s course to any indoor climbers to inspire them to venture outdoors.’ J. Murray. Surrey.

‘We have thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and would recommend it to anyone who wants to make the transition from indoor to outdoor climbing.’ Chris H. Brighton.

Friday, 4 January 2008

Welcome to the
ClimbFrance Blog for 2008.

ClimbFrance is one of Europe's leading providers of high quality rock climbing courses, holidays and private guiding.

For full details please visit: