Would you know what to do if your climbing partner was injured mid-climb? Climbing can easily lead us into dangerous situations where being self-sufficient can make the difference between life and death. How would you deal with a stuck rope, too short a rope, bad weather, mandatory retreat, or an injury that could leave you and your partner incapacitated? This Self-Rescue course is designed to teach participants the skills and techniques necessary to improvise a safe way out of a crisis situation. We will utilize the standard equipment used on a typical day of climbing. These techniques can be effective on snow, rock and ice. The topics our Self Rescue Course will cover includes:

    • Safety planning, risk assessment, management, and mitigation
    • Escaping a belay from above or below
    • Raising systems: “Z” pulley
    • Rappel (counterbalance, tandem and pre-rigged)
    • Station transfers following a counterbalance rappel
    • Rope ascension techniques with a prussik cord
    • Equipment use and improvisation options

    Upon completion of our Self Rescue Course participants will have acquired the knowledge to carry out a straightforward self-rescue in the midst of vertical climbing terrain.

    Course Duration

    1 Day

    Course Dates

    • May 1
    • Jun 5
    • Jul 3
    • Aug 7
    • Sep 18
    • Oct 16




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