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.




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

Number of participants per instructor

  • Minimum 3 / Maximum 6
  • If you can’t form a group of 3, we can include you of the first day TRANSITION – TOP ROPE ANCHORS course

Minimum age

  • 15 years


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


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

Schedule for the day

Day 1- 8h

  • 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
  • 16h00-16h30: Review of the day and conclusion
  • 16h30-17h00: 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


  • Every Saturday between mid-April and beginning of November
  • 10% discount on reservation during the week (promo code: 10%semaine).                                                                    Contact us T. 438-871-7133

Course cancellation for weather reasons

The outing will be cancelled if the forecast calls for more than a 60% chance of precipitation and an accumulation of 1 mm or more hourly for the greater part of the day. The decision can be made the day prior to the activity at the latest.

Additional information

duration1 day
  1. Personal equipment to bring
  • Lunches and snacks
  • At least 2 L of water per day
  • 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

2. Rock climbing equipment to bringNote: The list below is recommended in order to be independentIf you do not have all of these items, you can rent some by clicking HERE.

  • 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.)


  • We highly recommand the purchase of this instructional book, a must-have for climbers and mountain lovers.
  • We also sell climbing ropes; kinda of useful after a course!
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