This two-day course will allow you to be fully equipped to climb multi-pitch sport routes. The emphasis is on self-rescue on the second day.

The course takes place over 2 consecutive days (typically Saturday and Sunday). You select the date of the first day and the second day is automatically the next day.

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COURSE CONTENT AND OBJECTIVES

  • Knowing how to tie specific knots and set up climbing anchors that are appropriate for multi-pitch
  • Properly install SPORT climbing protection
  • Efficient rope management on a multi-pitch route
  • Options and strategies for belaying the leader and the second
  • Being able to rappel safely down a multi-pitch
  • Acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for self-rescue when practicing lead climbing.
  • The course takes place on “school wall” at Montagne d’Argent
    • Less than 60 meters high
    • Difficulty between ratings 5.4 and 5.10

The sport multi-pitch course includes:

  • FQME and AGMA certified instructor
  • Technical and instructional material
  • 10$ discount on the book TRANSITION (value of 40$ – promo code: Transition)

The sport multi-pitch course doesn’t includes:

  • Entrance fees to Montagne d’Argent ($14/day, payable online when booking)

Number of participants per instructor

  • Minimum 4 / Maximum 6
    • Register even if you are not a group of 4, you will be matched with other participants
  • Create a group of 6 people and 1 is free:
    • Enter this promo code when registering to take advantage of your free offer: groupede6

Minimum age

  • 15 years

Pre-requisite

  • To have taken our Sport Climbing Courser or have sufficient experience as a sport climbing leader

Recommandation

  • We highly recommand the purchase of this instructional book, a must-have for climbers and mountain lovers:
    • 10$ discount on the book TRANSITION (value of 40$ – promo code: Transition)

Day 1 schedule:

  • 8:45 AM Reception at the LA LIBERTÉ NORD-SUD hut and hand-out of equipment
    • Our hut is 200m from the parking; bring all your belongings
  • 9:00-9:30 AM: Assesment of participants’ knowledge (knots, belays and rappelling concepts)
  • 9:30 AM-4:00 PM: Practice and theory taught in workshops:
    • Rock climbing standards and presentation of the equipment used – review of equipment
    • Knots review workshop (water knot, double fisherman’s, Prusik, etc.)
    • Anchors for multi-pitch (number of anchor points, equalized, redundancy)
    • Physics of potential falls
    • Climbing a 2-pitch sport route
      • Belaying techniques for the leader and the second
      • Rope management at the acnhor
      • Multi-pitch communication
      • Multi-pitch rappelling setup and techniques
  • 4:00-4:15 PM: Review of the day and conclusion
  • 4:15-4:30 PM: Equipment return and end of day

 

Day 2 schedule:

  • 8:45 AM: Reception at the LA LIBERTÉ NORD-SUD cabin and hand-out of equipment
  • 9:00-11:00 AM: Assessment of participants’ knowledge (knots, belays and rappelling concepts)
  • 11:00 AM-4:00 PM: Practice and theory taught in workshops:
    • Knowing how to react in an escalating crisis situation
    • Being able to evacuate a leader or a second
    • How to safely use a minimum of equipment
    • Getting out of the belay chain
    • Tandem rappel and counterweight rappel
    • The Second rescues the leader
    • The leader rescues the second
    • Hauling systems (3 for 1 and 5 for 1)
  • 4:00-4:15 PM: Feedback about the day and conclusion
  • 4:15-4:30 PM: Equipment return and end of day

Dates:

This course can take place every weekend from May to October if we have a minimum of 3 participants.

10% discount on reservation during the week (promo code: 10%semaine). Contact us at 438-871-7133.

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
  • 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

Rock climbing equipment to bring

Note: The list below is recommended in order to be independent

If you do not have all of these items, you can rent them from us by the piece or for $25 (taxes included) per day for the kit

  • Climbing helmet
  • Climbing harness
  • Climbing shoes
  • 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.)

Recommendation

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