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TECHNICAL SELF RESCUE FOR CLIMBING

This course will teach you fundamental technical skills to tackle a wide range of improvised rescue systems. Taught by AMGA Certified Rock Guides.

Course length

2 Days


Locations we offer this course

  • Owens River Gorge, CA

  • Washington (Exit 38 or Index)

  • El Potrero Chico, Mexico

  • Moab, UT

Upcoming Dates

Washington:

Private Course Availability: May - September 2022

Group Course Dates: 

July 25th - 26th

September 17th - 18th

Don't see a date in a location you are looking for? Reach out to us about setting up a private course on your preferred date.​


Prerequisite

Must have experience climbing multi pitch climbs. 

Course Ratio 

Max 4:1

Course Cost

Group Course Cost

$395

Please note we will have to charge private course rates if only 1 person signs up.

Private Course Cost

1 participant: $795

2 participants: $495 per person

3 participants: $395 per person

4 participants: $350 per person

See El Potrero Chico page for special rates

 
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SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN

  • Review of fundamental knots and introduction to less common knots, bends and hitches

  • Introduction to load releasable systems; the munter mule and block-and-tackle

  • Belay escapes

  • Knot passes

  • Improvised hauling 

  • Simple, Compound and Complex pulley systems

  • Lowering systems with an ATC, Assisted Braking device and Munter Hitch

  • Improvised lowering with an ATC in “guide” mode

  • Improvised rappelling devices and techniques

  • Rappelling with a pull cord

  • Managing a stuck rope on rappel 

  • Tandem and Counterbalance rappelling with an unconscious partner

  • Rope ascending techniques

  • Single pitch pick off techniques

  • Rescue mindset for climbers

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

INCLUSIONS

  • Instruction from an AMGA certified Rock Guide

  • Climbing Permits

  • Use of Group Technical Equipment such as Ropes and Rack

EXCLUSIONS

  • Personal Climbing Equipment (harness, helmet, shoes, belay devices)

  • Transportation

  • Lodging or Camping 

  • Meals while on the course

  • Trip Insurance

  • Guide Gratuity