Do you already rock climb and/or ice climb and want to set up your own anchors? Or do you want to help your more experienced partners set up ropes? This complete course will  allow you to gain autonomy and will teach you all of the fundamentals necessary for safe climbing. This is an ESSENTIAL course that will give you a solid foundation for outdoor climbing.

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COURSE CONTENT AND OBJECTIVES

  • Knowledge of equipment and ice climbing equipment standards
  • Advice for selecting equipment
  • Tying knots specific to ice climbing
  • Belaying techniques (from the top and foot of the cliff)
  • Belaying and rappelling on bolts/ trees / ice
  • Self-rescue basics (escaping the belay – on the ground)
  • Gestures and communication

The TOP ROPE ANCHORS course includes :

  • FQME and AGMA certified instructor
  • Technical and instructional material
  • 20$ discount on the book Freedom of the Hills (value of 45$ – promo code Freedom)

The TOP ROPE ANCHORS course doesn’t includes :

Number of participants per instructor

  • Minimum 3 / Maximum 6
  • Create a group of 4 people and 1 is free:
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Minimum age

  • 15 years

Pre-requis

  • Have ice climbed in the past

Recommendation

  • We highly recommend the purchase of this instructional book, a must-have for climbers and mountain lovers.

Schedule for the weekend

Day 1 – 8 hours

  • 8:45 AM: Reception at LA LIBERTÉ NORD-SUD hut and hand-out of equipment
  • 9:00-9:30 AM: Assessment of participants’ knowledge (knots, anchor and rappelling concepts)
  • 9:30 AM-4:00 PM: Practice and theory taught in workshops:
    • Ice climbing standards and presentation of the equipment used – review of equipment
    • Knots workshop (water knot, double fisherman’s, Prusik, etc.)
    • The perfect anchor (number of anchor points, equalized, redundancy)
    • Physics of potential falls
    • Self-belay at cliff edge (fixed rope, prusik, rappel, etc.)
    • Setting up an anchor on trees and bolts
    • Rappelling set-up and techniques
  • 4:00-4:30 PM: Review of the day and conclusion
  • 4:30-5:00 PM: Equipment return and end of day

Day 2 – 8 hours

  • 8:45 AM: Reception at the LA LIBERTÉ NORD-SUD hut and hand-out of equipment
  • 9:00 AM-1:00 PM: Practicing top-rope set-up, climbing and rappelling
  • 1:00-2:00 PM: Techniques for belaying from above
  • 2:00-3:30 PM: Escaping the belay on the ground (self-rescue)
  • 4:00-4:30 PM: Review of the day and conclusion
  • 4:30-5:00 PM: Equipment return and end of day

Dates:

Every weekend from December to March!

Other dates available upon request. 10% discount on reservation during the week (promo code: 10%semaine)

Please contact us at 438-871-7133 or info@lalibertenordsud.com.

 

Date changes, cancellations and refunds

Read pour policies here.

 

P.S. You can also offer a gift card.

 

Additional information

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  1. Personal gear to bring12027669_1032021093526192_6206141397002429818_n1
  • Lunch and snacks
  • 1 litre of water or hot beverage
  • Synthetic clothing (that dries quickly) for your base layer
  • Polar-fleece jacket
  • Windproof, soft-shell or waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket (with or without sleeves – recommended) – to keep you warm when we’re not moving
  • Day backpack (30–40 litres)
  • Tuque, scarf, mittens and gloves (2 pairs)
  • Old ski pants or outdoor pants (high probability of tearing your pants with crampons)bring tape if your pants are baggy around the calves
  • Gaiters (recommended to protect pants)
  • One pair of warm socks
  • Change of clothes for the trip home
  • Lip balm and sunscreen
  • Sunglasses or ski goggles
  • Camera
  • Snowshoes and trekking poles for the approach if conditions are snowy

OPTIONAL personal gear to bring (for your safety, we believe you should always have these items when venturing outdoors):

  • Basic first aid kit
  • Flashlight (headlamp, if possible)
  • Lighter
  • Pocket knife

2. Climbing equipment to bring

Note: The items in the following list are recommended in order for you to gain autonomy

If you don’t have all of these items, you can rent equipment here.

  • Ice-climbing boots
  • 2 ice-climbing technical ice axes
  • Ice-climbing crampons
  • Climbing helmet
  • Climbing harness
  • 1 self-belaying lanyard (Beal’s DynaConnexion or equivalent)
  • 7 large locking carabiners
  • 2 runners (120 cm each)
  • 1 cord (6 m of 7-mm cord)
  • 1 cord (2 m of 7-mm cord)
  • 1 belay device (Reverso, ATC, etc.)
  • 1 ice screw (22 cm)

Recommendation

  • We highly recommand the purchase of this instructional book, a must-have for climbers and mountain lovers.
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