You have been indoor climbing for some time or you’ve been dreaming of climbing a rock cliff; this course is for you. No experience necessary!


Weather you’ve never rock climbed before or have some experience and want to climb outside during your stay in Montreal, this experience is for you!

You don’t need to be an expert climber to book this experience, there are routes for everyone; from 5.5 (3) to 5.13 (8a). Even if you’ve only climbed in a gym, you’ll have fun climbing outside for the first time in a safe and professional environment. Bring your rock climbing shoes if you have some but if not, we’ll have a pair to lend you, along with all the necessary gear.

The crag is about 40 minutes away from downtown Mtl. We’ll meet in the parking lot and then there is a short 15-min hike to get to the cliff. There’s about 80 routes to choose from. We’ll suggest the best routes for you.

We’ll take care of the anchors and we’ll belay you!


  • Discover rock climbing and its equipment
  • Basic belaying and lowering techniques
  • Learn basic movements
  • Communiction and safety signs while climbing
  • Supervised climb
    • Single pitch routes of 20 meters or less
    • Grade between 5.4 and 5.10
  • A little bit of effort and a lot of fun !

Introduction to Rock Climbing includes:

  • FQME and/or AGMA certified instructor
  • Rock climbing equipment

Introduction to Rock Climbing doesn’t includes:

  • Entry fee per person to Mont Rigaud ($7 + taxes per person)

Number of participants per instructor

  • Minimum 4 / Maximum 8
    • Register even if you are not a group of 4, you will be matched with other participants
    • If you have a large group, contact us to learn more about our group rates

Minimum age

  • 8 years
  • Children 8 years of age and under with parental supervision (free if accompanied by at least one adult that pays)


  • None

Schedule for the day:

  • 10:00 AM: Meeting in the Mont Rigaud parking lot
    • The cliff is 500 meters from the parking lot; bring all your personal belongings (15-20 min hike)
  • 10:30 AM: Technical instruction and demonstration
  • 11:00 AM-3:30 PM: Supervised climbs and instructor’s comments
  • 15:30 PM: End of rock climb and return to the parking lot
  • 16:00 PM: Departure


  • Please refer to our booking calendar
    • every day from April 20th to November 10th 2024

Date changes, cancellations and refunds

Read pour policies here.

Personal equipment to bring

  • Lunches and snacks
  • At least 2 L of water
  • Polar vest (depending on the season)
  • Windbreaker
  • Day backpack (30-40 L)
  • Tuque and gloves (depending on the season)
  • Change of clothes for the return trip
  • If you climb with your knees (not efficient at all) think about 3/4 pants
  • Lip balm and sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Insect repellant
  • Swimsuit (depending on the season / swimming opportunity)

OPTIONAL personal equipment to bring (in our opinion, and for your safety, you should always have these items with you on your outdoor adventures):

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

journée d'escalade de rocher à Rigaud