Basic Self-Rescue

Have you ever wondered what you’d do in the event of a forced retreat from a climb? Or worse, needing to come to the aid of your partner who needs a rescue on a climb. This self-rescue course will teach you techniques to deal quickly and safely with many situations.

Curriculum includes:

  • Assisting a climber on top rope who is stuck on the rock unable to go up or come down
  • Techniques to escape the belay in order to go to the assistance of another climber
  • Ascending techniques
  • Leader and second rescue
  • Construction of a rope litter and belay on low angle terrain
  • Knots / Hitches and devices
  • Load releasable systems
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Self-Rescue 2

Often scheduled as a follow-up to the Basic Self-Rescue, this course takes off where basic self-rescue leaves off.

In addition to reviewing much of the above curriculum, other skills to be learned will include:

  • Multi pitch descending
  • Load releasable systems
  • Assisted rappelling
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