Climbing

Climbing on the most beautiful cliffs of the Cévennes!

Discover climbing routes for beginners or experienced on exceptional sites

The Cévennes National Park, located partly in the Hérault and Gard departments, is a paradise for climbers of all levels. The unusual concentration of rocks in the region offers a multitude of climbing possibilities. The warmly coloured limestone, the green nature and the Mediterranean fragrance create a particularly pleasant atmosphere.

The team of the Bureau des Moniteurs, specialists in climbing, will guide you in this outdoor activity and help you discover the most beautiful cliffs of the Cévennes. Climbing is an adventure sport that can also be practised by children and beginners. The important thing is to climb on a site that corresponds to your level. The professionals of the Bureau des Moniteurs will be able to advise you and take you to a place where you will have fun.

Do you have an advanced level? This is your chance to improve your skills and push your limits alongside experts. The advantage of climbing? It can be done all year round, cooler in autumn and winter and sunnier in spring and summer. Choose what suits you!

Discovery Climbing

Discovery climbing is suitable for all levels: beginners and children come and discover the thrill of climbing. Rocks and cliffs await you to experience unforgettable moments. A few kilometres from Ganges, climb in the Thaurac and ensure a day full of emotions. Do not panic, our instructors are always close to reassure you and help you if necessary. What a joy once you reach the top!

Climbing on the cliffs of Thaurac

From30€

Ganges climbing: Climbing in Thaurac massif with our climbing instructors, means a full day of rich sensations in an exceptional scenery. The panorama of the Hérault Gorges from the cliff is unique.

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Intensity Climbing

The Adrenaline climbing routes offer you the opportunity to climb unique routes adapted to your level and your desires. Several alternatives are available to you. Go for an aerial and sustained route or opt for a large easy route and enjoy the more relaxed atmosphere. Take a trip through the Thaurac massif and make a lot of memories!

Climbing big wall at Thaurac

From90€

Do you dream of coming to explore exceptional routes on the Thaurac massif? We will give you the keys to come and share a great adventure through an itinerary adapted to your level and your expectations.

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Exceptional Climbing

The climbing areas of the exceptional level take you to a more sporting level. The difficulties are higher, and participants must be in good physical condition. The climbs are impressive and dizzying, and at the top you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the mountains and Hérault’s gorges.

Climbing big wall in Saint Guilhem le Désert

From120€

If you want to get high, and you already practice climbing, then go for a multipitch routes. The climbing instructors from Hérault Valley will guide you to a sportive and human experience, out of the ordinary, which will remain in your mind forever.

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What is Climbing?

Climbing developed at the end of the 19th century with the first mountaineers climbing the great summits. It was not until the 1970s that this discipline became more democratic and in 1988 that the first competitions were organised.

Climbing is a multifaceted sport and can be practiced in different ways. The main aim is to move along a wall to reach a summit; this wall can be artificial or natural. Climbers can move on low boulders that do not require belaying, on small cliffs of about 30 metres or on large routes. The latter are walls of several hundred metres; adventure sports enthusiasts are amazed by this height! Over the years, equipment and facilities have evolved and today, climbing is considered a safe sport that participants enjoy.

Schedule of a Climbing activity

The climbing activity starts with a complete equipment of the participants: harness, helmets, climbing shoes, descenders, double lanyards, safety straps, ropes, carabiners. Remember to wear sports clothing so that you are comfortable when moving around. It is also advisable to carry a backpack with water and a picnic lunch.

Under the supervision of the instructors and after the explanation of the safety rules, the ascent can begin. Depending on the program to choose, the activity can last between 2.5 and 6 hours (including the approach and return walk). You can take your time to admire the breathtaking scenery and contemplate the route you have taken. You can be proud of your performance!

At the end of the activity, hand over the equipment to the guides and return to your vehicles.

Would you like to discover even more activities organised by the Bureau des Moniteurs? Explore our canyoning or via ferrata outings and multiply your experiences!