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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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 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 in the first day of the TRANSITION – TOP ROPE ANCHORS course

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.

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

Dates:

  • Every Saturday between mid-April and end of October
  • 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)
  • 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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