An accreditation is required at Allez Up if you want to belay other climbers. If you do not pass the accreditation, you must take our Learn to Belay course.
The Allez Up accreditation is earned by passing a test in which the climber proves to our staff that he/she understands the responsibility involved in belaying another climber, and can demonstrate that he/she is absolutely at ease with the equipment, knots, belay technique and communications with the climber.
Our accreditations are "pass or fail" format and are non-refundable. Our instructors will not provide coaching.
Accreditations must be passed immediately upon entering the gym, before climbing. It is not permitted to "practice" or to receive instruction from another climber before taking the accreditation test.
Allez Up's accreditation test is strict but fair. However, please do not attempt to pass an accreditation if you have not climbed in a long time. You will most certainly fail and we do not provide refunds on accreditations under any circumstances.
You need to be at least 14 years old in order to be allowed to do an accreditation in our gym.
If you want to bring friends to climb, please read the FAQs for our rules. This is a privilege that comes with some conditions.
For Bouldering: No accreditation is needed to boulder. Please note that parental permission is still required if only bouldering. (Waiver for minors can be downloaded from our website)
First time climbing in Quebec? Please note that we do not rent gri-gris for accreditations. If you do not own a gri-gri, you must be proficient with an ATC style belay device to pass our accreditation.
Top Rope Accreditation
Cost: $5.00 upon presentation of valid picture ID and a valid accreditation card from another climbing centre in Canada or the United States, or with proof that the climber has completed outdoor climbing courses from a qualified guide (ACMG, FQME, or European cards will be accepted at the discretion of Allez Up staff).
$10.00 if proof of accreditation from another gym or guide is not available.
Duration: ~10minutes (but can take longer)
*Top rope accreditations do not require a reservation; however, accreditations start 30 minutes after we open and will end at 10pm during the week, and 7pm during the weekends. They are on a first come, first serve basis.
Duration: approx 20 minutes
For the test, you will need:
- A reservation
- Climbing rope, harness, belay device, shoes.
- A partner who is able to lead climb (someone who needs to do the test or is an accredited member)
- Climbers are required to be solid on 5.9 level climbs in our gym
- No instruction will be given before the test
- Tests are "pass or fail" format and are non-refundable.