Is it possible to discover ice climbing in Montreal? Yes, it is! We are ready to welcome you at the beginner ice wall of Parc Jean-Drapeau located on Île Sainte-Hélène a few steps from La Ronde.

This wall, which is between 8 and 12 meters high, is watered by a team of enthusiasts to create ice cascades, a unique thing in the greater Montreal. It is the perfect place for a first contact with a new winter sport, namely ice climbing.

All technical equipment is provided and you will be safely supervised by a team of professionals accredited by the Fédération québécoise de la montagne et de l’escalade (FQME). The duration of the activity is 3 hours.

We have availability almost every day from mid-January to mid-March. So book your date now!

RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW

 

*ATTENTION*

We provide crampons and ice axes, but not boots. You need to wear boots that are suitable for the activity, that is, warm boots that are stiff at the toes.

Examples of suitable boots:

  • Mountaineering boots
  • Hiking boots
  • Ski boots
  • Stiff snowboard boots
  • Winter boots stiff at the toes

Examples of unsuitable boots:

  • Soft toe winter boots (Sorel boots for example)
  • Dress boots / City boots

 

COURSE CONTENT

  • Discovery of ice climbing and its equipment
  • Basic belaying and lowering techniques
  • Learning basic movements
  • Communication and safety instructions for climbing
  • Climb under supervision on a beginner wall
    • 8 to 12 meters high
    • Difficulty between grades 3 and 4
  • A little effort and a lot of fun

This Intro to Ice Climbing includes:

  • Instructors certified by the FQME and / or AGMA
  • Ice climbing equipment

This Intro to Ice Climbing Does Not Include

  • Parking fees at Parc Jean-Drapeau (also accessible by metro)

Number of participants per instructor

  • Minimum 4 / Maximum 6
  • If you are less than 4, book anyway and you will be matched with other participants
  • If your group is larger (school group, day camps or a private group), visit our GROUP section or contact us for more information

Minimal age

  • 12 and up
    • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult

Prerequisites

  • None

Course of the activity (the duration of the activity is 3 hours):

  • Meet at parking lot P13 at Parc Jean-Drapeau and handover of equipment
    • The wall is directly there, no approach!
  • Technical training and demonstration
  • Supervised climbs and instructor coaching
  • End of ice climbing
  • Handover of equipment and departure

Dates:

We have availability practically every day from mid-January to mid-March with groups either in the morning or in the afternoon. Click on Reserve your spot to check availability.

Contact us at 438-871-7133 or operations@lalibertenordsud.com for any questions.

Meteorological criteria justifying the cancellation of the activity:

The outing is canceled if the thermometer displays below -25C (actual temperature , not “feels like”) for the majority of the duration of the activity or if more than 10mm of rain at more than 60% is forecast the day before the activity is held. The weather conditions will be checked hour by hour and may justify the activity taking place. Please note that it is rare that we completely cancel this activity due to weather conditions.

 

*ATTENTION*

We provide crampons and ice axes, but not boots. You need to wear boots that are suitable for the activity, that is, warm boots that are stiff at the toes.

Examples of suitable boots:

  • Mountaineering boots
  • Hiking boots
  • Ski boots
  • Stiff snowboard boots
  • Winter boots that are stiff at the toes

Examples of unsuitable boots:

  • Soft toe winter boots (Sorel boots for example)
  • Dress boots / City boots

Personal equipment to bring

  • Snacks
  • Water and/or warm beverage
  • Fleece jacket (depending on the season)
  • Windbreaker
  • Warm winter jacket
  • Winter hat and warm gloves
  • Snow pants
  • Lip balm and sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Boots (see above)

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