This course is for anyone who wants to be fully responsible for his/her own actions and respect the fundamental principle of the climbing commitment. Being committed also means being ready to face the worst scenarios. This intensive one-day course will equip you to manage accidents or even better, will give you tips on how to avoid them.

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COURSE CONTENT AND OBJECTIVES

  • Acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for a self-rescue as the lead climber.
  • How to react in a climbing crisis situation
  • Be able to evacuate a climber leading or a second climber
  • Use minimal equipment safely
  • Escaping the belay when belaying the lead climber
  • Tandem rappelling and counterbalance rappelling
  • Second climber rescues leader (2 scenarios)
  • Leader rescues second climber (2 scenarios)
  • Hauling system (3 for 1 and 5 for 1)

The Rock Self-Rescue 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)

The Rock Self-Rescue course doesn’t includes:

Number of participants per instructor

  • Minimum 3 / 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

  • Knowing how to install top-rope anchors

Recommendation

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

Schedule for the day:

  • 8:45 AM: Reception at the LA LIBERTÉ NORD-SUD hut 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: Rescue scenarios practice
  • 4:00-4:30 PM: Feedback about the day and conclusion
  • 4:30-5:00 PM: Equipment return and end of day

Dates

Every Sunday of the rock climbing season.

Other dates available on-demand. Please contact us at info@lalibertenordsud.com or 438-871-7133.

Course cancellation due to weather conditions

The course could 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. Please note that we rarely cancel this course completely due to weather conditions.

 

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

1. 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  (Béal’s Dynaconnexion or equivalent)
  • 7 large screw-gate 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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