You’ve taken a transition course for outdoor top-rope climbing a while ago and you are not sure you remember how to do things right ? This crash course is perfect to put you back on track and enjoy SAFE rock climbing with your family and friends.

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On demand, contact us!

COURSE CONTENT AND OBJECTIVES

  • Refresher on rock climbing equipment standards
  • Tying knots specific to rock climbing
  • Belaying techniques (from the top and bottom of the cliff)
  • Building safe anchors on bolts and trees
  • Rappel sequence
  • Gestures and communication

The TOP-ROPE ANCHOR REFRESHER (1 DAY) course includes :

  • FQME certified instructor
  • Technical and instructional material
  • 10$ discount on the book TRANSITION (value of 40$ – promo code: Transition)
  • Loan of personal equipment that you do not have

We strongly recommend that you equip yourself before attending your training. See EQUIPMENT LIST tab. Your goal is to be independent and you will need all these items to go climbing outside after your training. On the other hand, if you do not have all of these items, what you are missing will be loaned to you at no additional cost (equipment available on site).

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

Minimum age

  • 15 years

Prerequisite

  • Participated in an outdoor transition course or have already built toprope anchors outside

Recommendation

  • 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)

Schedule for the day

Day 1- 7h

  • 8h45 : Reception at the LA LIBERTÉ NORD-SUD hut and hand-out of equipment
    • Our hut is 200m from the parking; bring all your belongings
  • 9h00-9h30: Assesment of participants’ knowledge (knots, belays and rappelling concepts)
  • 9h30-16h00: 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
  • 16h00-16h15: Review of the day and conclusion
  • 16h15-16h30: 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 Sunday from mid-April to beginning of November

On demand, contact us!

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, what you are missing will be provided to you at no additional cost (equipment available on site).

  • 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)
  • 1 120 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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