Do you already rock climb and want to set-up your own top rope anchors? Or do you want to help your more experienced partners set up ropes? This complete course will teach you all of the fundamentals necessary to climb safely on your own. This is an ESSENTIAL course that will give you a solid foundation for outdoor climbing.

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

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

The TRANSITION – TOP ROPE ANCHORS course includes:

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

The TRANSITION – TOP ROPE ANCHORS course doesn’t includes:

  • Entry fee per person to the Montagne d’Argent ($14 per person per day)
  • Your personal gear (see list in the equipments required section; you can do rental HERE)

Number of participants per instructor

  • Minimum 4 / Maximum 6
  • Create a group of 6 people and 1 is free:
    • Enter the promo code below when registering to take advantage of your free offer: groupede6

Minimum age

  • 15 years

Pre-requisite

  • Top-rope climbing in a climbing gym or on rock

Recommendation

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

Schedule for the weekend

Day 1 – 7h30 hours

  • 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 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
  • 4:00-4:15 PM: Review of the day and conclusion
  • 4:15-4:30 PM: Equipment return and end of day
  • Less than 20 minutes, up to a 100m of high difference and 500m of hike to reach the differents crags

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: Top-rope set-up, climbs 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)
  • 4:00-4:15 PM: Review of the day and conclusion
  • 4:15-4:30 PM: Equipment return and end of day
  • Less than 20 minutes, up to a 100m of high difference and 500m of hike to reach the differents crags

Dates:

  • Every weekend between mid-April and beginning of November
  • 10% discount on reservation during the week (promo code: 10%semaine).                                                                    Contact us T. 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 autonomous

If you do not have all of these items, you can rent them here.

  • Climbing helmet
  • Climbing harness
  • Climbing shoes
  • 1 self-belaying lanyard (Beal’s Dynaconnexion or equivalent)
  • 7 locking carabiners
    • 2 type B carabiners
    • 2 type H carabiners
    • 3 other locking carabiners of your choice (for individual rappelling kit)
  • 2 120 cm sling
  • 1 240 cm sling
  • 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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Tour Reviews

4.67 based on 3 reviews
French
31/07/2017

Formation très complète pour qui souhaite gagner en autonomie lors de sortie d’escalade. Beaucoup de pratique, nécessaire pour bien mémoriser les différentes manips.

French
27/09/2021

Antoine is a true professional: he has both the rock-climbing experience and the patience to explain all we needed to know to install top rope anchors safely. He also told us many anecdotes that will make it easier to remember the important details. Two days are required to learn this in my opinion. There are not a thousand things to remember, but any one of the techniques learnt in this class can save your life – so a second day is important to practice them again. Also, the summary guide that Antoine wrote has all the important points listed and illustrated in color, which is priceless. Finally, it was a pleasant class and we all had fun. I recommend this class!!!

French
27/06/2022

Exactement ce que nous cherchions pour transitionner de l’intérieur à l’extérieur en sécurité et avec confiance. Ce cours est bien structuré et notre instructrice Marie est exceptionnelle. Merci!

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