This 2-day course will ensure your are fully equipped to lead climb on sport routes!




  • Demonstrate how to tie specific knots and set up belay stations on climbing walls
  • Properly install SPORT climbing protection
  • Manage your ropes on a multi-pitch in order to belay a leader and a second
  • Be able to rappel safely on multi-pitch routes
  • Basic self-rescue concepts to save a leader or a second climber

The Sport Leader Transition 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 Sport Leader Transition course doesn’t includes:

  • Entry fee per person to Mont Rigaud ($5 per person)

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
  • Being certified and having experience lead climbing in a gym

If you do not lead climb in a gym, but are autonomous top roping outside, contact us to organize a custom course. 

Day 1 schedule:

  • 8:45 AM Meeting in the Mont Rigaud parking lot
    • The cliff is 500m from the parking; bring all your belongings (15-20 min hike)
  • 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
  • 4:00-4:30 PM: Review of the day and conclusion
  • 4:30-5:00 PM: Equipment return and end of day

Day 2 schedule:

  • 8:45 AM: Reception at the LA LIBERTÉ NORD-SUD cabin 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: Practice and theory taught in workshops:
    • Lead climbing practice and fall practice
    • Perfect anchor and multi-pitch belay stations
    • Rope management at belay stations
    • Physics of potential falls
    • Lead climbing (with top-rope backup and/or protections already in place)
    • Multi-pitch rappel
    • Multi-pitch communication
    • Basic self-rescue techniques of the second climber
  • 4:00-4:30 PM: Feedback about the day and conclusion
  • 4:30-5:00 PM: Equipment return and end of day


This course can take place every weekend from May to October if we have a minimum of 3 participants.

10% discount on reservation during the week (promo code: 10%semaine). Contact us at 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

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.)
  • 10 sport quickdraws
  • 2 alpine quickdraws


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

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Tour Reviews


Vraiment indispensable.
Instructeur clair, précis, passionné, passionnant. Nous a mis à l’aise malgré certaines peurs. 2 journées remplies d’informations, d’apprentissage et de plaisir à partager cette passion.
Merci beaucoup,
Les Gauchers, Hélène et Matthieu


Merci pour ce beau commentaire Hélène. Soyez prudents et amusez-vous sur les parois cet été!

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