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

The course takes place over 2 consecutive days (typically Saturday and Sunday). You select the date of the first day and the second day is automatically the next day.

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COURSE CONTENT AND OBJECTIVES

  • Knowing how to tie specific knots and set up climbing anchors
  • Properly install SPORT climbing protection
  • Rope Management in order to belay a leader and a second
  • Being able to rappel safely
  • Being able to clean a route

The Sport Lead Transition 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).

The Sport Lead Transition course doesn’t include:

  • Entry fee per person to Mont Rigaud ($7 + taxes per person)

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
  • 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

Prerequisite

  • 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:

  • 9:00 AM Meeting in the Mont Rigaud parking lot
    • The cliff is 500m from the parking; bring all your belongings (15-20 min hike)
  • 9:30-10:00 AM: Assesment of participants’ knowledge (knots, belays and rappelling concepts)
  • 10:00 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
  • 4:00-4:15 PM: Review of the day and conclusion
  • 4:15-4:30 PM: 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

Day 2 schedule:

  • 9:00 AM Meeting in the Mont Rigaud parking lot
    • The cliff is 500m from the parking; bring all your belongings (15-20 min hike)
  • 9:30-11:00 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)
    • Using a Clip Stick
    • Using a OHM
  • 4:00-4:15 PM: Feedback about the day and conclusion
  • 4:15-4:30 PM: Equipment return and end of day

Dates:

This course can take place every weekend from May to October if we have a minimum of 4 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, 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.)
  • 10 sport quickdraws
  • 2 alpine quickdraws

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
French
16/05/2021

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

French
17/05/2021

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

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