This 2-day course will ensure your are fully equipped to lead single-pitch 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.



  • 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 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:

Number of participants per instructor

  • Minimum 4 / Maximum 6
  • Create a group of 6 people and 1 is free:
    • Enter this promo code 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 Reception at the LA LIBERTÉ NORD-SUD hut and hand-out of equipment
    • Our hut is 200m from the parking; bring all your belongings
  • 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
  • Less than 20 minutes, up to a 100m of high difference and 500m of hike to reach the differents crags

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)
    • Using a Clip Stick
    • Using a OHM
  • 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 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
  • 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.)
  • 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

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Un formateur d’expérience plus que compétent, à l’écoute des besoins et des inquiétudes de ses client·e·s et qui les poussent toujours à devenir plus autonomes, à se faire confiance et à foncer pour atteindre leurs objectifs personnels. Il sait et n’hésite pas à adapter et à varier ses techniques de transfert de connaissances selon les difficultés de chacun·e et accorder plus de temps aux notions moins bien comprises ou jugées importantes. Sa grande disponibilité, générosité et patience sont toujours au rendez-vous. L’ambiance est toujours à la convivialité et exempte de jugements. On se sent toujours entre bonnes mains lorsqu’on décide de suivre une formation auprès de La Liberté Nord-Sud.

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