Murray Hamilton

Mountain Guide

Rock Climbing

Murray can offer either instructional climbing courses or guiding. With 35 years' experience behind him and with a great deal of coaching at a high level, Murray has the knack of finding the right place and level for you.

Rock climbing courses last 6 days and can be tailor-made to suit your individual needs. He will enable you to make the transition from climbing wall to crag, to learn the rope handling and protection skills needed to succeed on single and multi-pitch routes, and if you are looking for improvement, he can help you advance your grades at any level.


  • based in the Briançon area of France
  • superb weather - 300 sunshine days each year, though not too hot!
  • very wide variety of crags offering many different forms of climbing
  • varied rock types - granite, limestone, quartzite and conglomerate
  • single or multi pitch routes
  • routes - equipped or non equipped
  • at any grade of difficulty
  • transport and group equipment included in the cost - contact Murray regarding individual requirements

The courses fee (see Fees page) does not include accommodation. Murray can make a reservation on your behalf at a local gite or hotel which offer excellent value for money. Alternatively, there are several local campsites in beautiful settings to choose from.

If you are looking for a few days' or a week's guiding on rock, contact Murray to develop a programme which meets your needs and ambitions.

View Murray's Rock climbing Gallery

Please consult the detailed planner for specific dates of Murray's availability.