819 421-1466 et 514 466-2854

CLIMBING SCHOOL

Rock climbing and Ice climbing ROC et GLACE

FOR A SECURE LEARNING, ADAPTED TO YOUR LEVEL, OF ROCK CLIMBING OR ICE CLIMBING TECHNIQUES.

Rock climbing and Ice climbing ROC et GLACE

About our School

Roc et Glace climbing School offer a large selection of climbing courses from discovery to full autonomy lead climbing, whatever your actual level of climbing. Our guides graduated from L’Association des Guides de la Montagne d’Argent, the AGMA, an association affiliated with Aventure Écotourisme Québec, the AEQ.

Our rock and ice climbing courses are located in the Laurentians region in the Tremblant area, at the well known rock and ice climbing site of Montagne d’Argent  in La Conception.

THE GUIDES

Luc Des Rochers

Guide and owner

Luc has been rock climbing and ice climbing for more than twenty five years. He is president of the AGMA the Association des guides d’escalade de la Montagne d’Argent. Treasurer of the Laurentian Section of the Alpine Club of Canada and member of the board of the P.E.R.M.A. Parc d’escalade et de randonnée de la Montagne d’Argent.

Steve Traversari

Guide

Steve has been climbing since 1996.  He is passionate for long trad routes, ice climbing and alpine objectives.  When not climbing himself Steve stays connected to outdoor climbing through his involvement with the Montreal Section of The Alpine Club of Canada. Steve was president of the Section from 2010-2015 and is currently an outings leader as well as Leadership and Courses coordinator. Steve is also involved with innovative climbing products.

DISCOVER
ICE CLIMBING

Rock climbing and Ice climbing ROC et GLACE

Enjoy a full day of ice climbing with constant surprises and discovery of your abilities. This introduction to the practice of ice climbing is done safely. You will attend a presentation of basic equipment and will learn the method for belaying your partner. You will also receive tips on ice climbing technique to make upward progress with ease.

Pre requisite
None

Duration
One day

Ratio
1 guide for up to 8 people

TOP-ROPING
AUTONOMY ON ICE

Rock climbing and Ice climbing ROC et GLACE

In this course you will learn the skills for various types of belays for the installation of a safe top-rope for ice climbing, knots and their applications, rappelling and characteristics of the basic material and equipment used. You will also learn to build anchors with ice screws and the basic self-rescue skills. This course is ideal for people who already top-rope in gym and want to climb ice outdoors.

Pre requisite
At least one day of discovery ice climbing or equivalent experience.

Duration
One to two days depending on your actual skills.

Ratio
1 guide for up to 4 people

LEAD CLIMBING
ON ICE

Rock climbing and Ice climbing ROC et GLACE

Learn how to climb multi-pitch ice routes. Discover all the tricks of the trade of placing protection on ice, among other things with ice screws. Develop techniques and attitudes to save your energy.

Pre requisite
Climbing at WI 4+ level top-roping.

Duration
1 to 3 days, depending on your experience

Ratio
1 guide for up to 4 people

ICE CLIMBING PRIVATE
GUIDE SERVICE

Rock climbing and Ice climbing ROC et GLACE

The customized package! Choose the content of your day, anything is possible. Dreaming of a specific route … We will guide you there safely, whether for a personal achievement or for a specific training for a future activity. 
Follow the guide!

Minimum duration
One day

Location
Your choice.

Ratio
One guide for two people. Prices may vary depending on the route chosen and the instructor.

RATES

RATES PER PERSON PER DAY, TAXES INCLUDED

Rates per dayFor a group of
Before taxes
$ 70.007 to 8 persons$ 60.88
$ 80.006 persons$ 69.58
$ 85.005 persons$ 73.93
$ 90.004 persons$ 78.28
$ 110.003 persons$ 95.67
$ 140.002 persons$ 121.77
$ 250.00One person$ 217.44
$ 250.00Family rate1$ 217.44
Rates are established on a daily basis BASED ON THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS.

What is included
Courses includes the access fees to the climbing site and all the aprooved climbing equipments (helmets, harnesses, ropes, belays, ice-axes, belay devices etc…)

What is not included
Rock climbing shoes or boots and crampons for ice climbing, but they are available on the site for rental, assuming we have your shoe size available.

Activity length
Usualy courses take a whole day starting at 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM.

Students
Rates are the same but rock shoes or boot rental is free.

  1. Definition of Family : one adult + two children under 14 OR two adults + one children under 14. Additional children add $ 50.00 each.
Rates per dayFor the rental ofBefore taxes
$ 8.00Rock climbing shoes$ 6.96
$ 16.00Boots and crampons$ 13.92
$ 8.00Crampons$ 6.96

DISCOVER
ROCK CLIMBING

Rock climbing and Ice climbing ROC et GLACE

Enjoy a full day of rock climbing with constant surprises and discovery of your abilities. This introduction to the practice of rock climbing is done safely. You will attend a presentation of basic equipment and will learn the method for belaying your partner. You will also receive tips on climbing technique to make upward progress with ease.

Pre requisite
None

Duration
One day

Ratio
1 guide for up to 8 people

TOP-ROPING
AUTONOMY ON ROCK

Rock climbing and Ice climbing ROC et GLACE

In this course you will learn the skills for various types of belays for the installation of a safe top-rope for rock climbing, knots and their applications, rappelling and characteristics of the basic material and equipment used. You will also learn to build safe anchors and the basic self-rescue skills. This course is ideal for people who already top-rope in gym and want to rock climb outdoors.

Pre requisite
At least one day of discovery rock climbing or equivalent experience in gym.

Duration
One to two days depending on your actual skills.

Ratio
1 guide for up to 4 people

LEAD CLIMBING
SPORT ROUTES

Rock climbing and Ice climbing ROC et GLACE

You want to get started on sport routes, or you lead climb in gym and want to go outside on sunny days, learning to lead on outdoor sport routes is the next step. You will learn how to build safe belays, climb placing your quickdraws on fixed anchors, master knots and their applications, belay a second and a lead climber from the belay and master rappelling to the ground. You will also see some self-rescue techniques.

Pre requisite
You climb easily top-roping at 5.8 level outdoor or indoor, or already lead climb in gym.

Duration
2 days

Ratio
1 guide for up to 4 people

LEAD CLIMBING
TRAD ROUTES

Rock climbing and Ice climbing ROC et GLACE

You are now ready for full autonomy! This course will permit you to explore the best routes here and abroad. You will learn installation techniques of protection, construction of belays, knots and their applications, management of multi-pitch routes, the fall factor, the impact force and basic self-rescue.

Pre requisite
You easily climb routes at 5.8 top-roping.

Duration
3 to 4 days, according on your previous experience.

Ratio
1 guide for up to 4 people

POSTS

Roc et Glace climbing Posts

You will find in theses Posts, precision on subjects viewed during our different climbing courses. They are primarily references tools for the persons who participated to our activities or courses. These Posts about climbing are meticulously selected to help our students in their apprenticementship of rock and ice climbing.

Good reading !

dyneema vs nylon École Escalade de rocher et escalade de glace | Roc et glace escalade

DMM | How to break Nylon & Dyneema slings

Produced by DMM | June 2010 Nylon (polyamide) and Dyneema®/Spectra® (polyethylene) are two...
Le rappel École Escalade de rocher et escalade de glace | Roc et glace escalade

ENSA | Rappel technique

Producer | ENSA | École Nationale des Sports de Montagne - Chamonix, FRANCE This tutorial shows...
approfondir comment briser des sangles Escalade de rocher et escalade de glace ROC et GLACE

Slings at anchors with Nylon and Dyneema 2

Video produced by DMM in December 2013 This video is a complement to a first video that was...
longes utilisation confection École Escalade de rocher et escalade de glace | Roc et glace escalade

ENSA | How to make a climbing lanyard

Producer | ENSA | École Nationale des Sports de Montagne - Chamonix, FRANCE This tutorial presents...
Relais ENSA École Escalade de rocher et escalade de glace | Roc et glace escalade

ENSA | Belay Anchors | Shoud you change the way you belay?

Shoud you change the way you belay? This tutorial presents a study carried out by the ENSA...
Vis Petzl École Escalade de rocher et escalade de glace | Roc et glace escalade

Ice Screws Maintenance by Petzl

Produced by Petzl  2012 Ice screws maintenance by PETZL. It is interesting to view the other post...
École Escalade de rocher et escalade de glace | Roc et glace escalade

SPORT climbing | How to safely come back-off a too hard route

Video produced by «Point de chute» You are stuck on a too hard route and want to get back safely...
Sélection de cordes d'escalade École Escalade de rocher et escalade de glace | Roc et glace escalade

Climbing ropes | Which type to choose ? (in French)

Producer | Relais Vertical 10th episode from Matos Vertical : Single, Double, Twin... Which model...
affutage des vis a glace École Escalade de rocher et escalade de glace | Roc et glace escalade

Ice Screws Maintenance by Black Diamond

Video produced by Black Diamond Ice screws do lose their sharpness when you touch rock or other...
les noeuds de jonction École Escalade de rocher et escalade de glace | Roc et glace escalade

ENSA | Tie in knots to join two ropes

Producer | ENSA | École Nationale des Sports de Montagne - Chamonix, FRANCE The first part of this...

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