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Price

$325 CDN per person includes instruction and use of group climbing gear. Price does not include GST, personal climbing gear, accommodation, meals or transportation.

Gratuities not included.

Trip Cancellation Insurance is available through the Simpson Group.

Is it for you?

The participant must be a competent belayer and have basic climbing skills as a minimum requirement.

If you have the opportunity please prepare yourself by knowing how to tie a figure eight follow through, figure 8 on a bight, clove hitch, prussic hitch, munter hitch and a blocking knot to tie off munter hitches. We will review all of these knots during the course.

Rock Climbing Level 5 - Rock Rescue & Advanced Ropework

Three pitches up, the leader is thirty meters out on a fifty meter rope. They fall and are caught on a good piece of gear out of your view. You yell! No response. Do you know what to do? Could you deal with the technical aspects of a complex rope rescue? Be safe, be secure and be self-sufficient on your climbs. Learn the basics of self and partner rescue on rock. Rescue for Rock Climbers will give you these tools so that you can be more confident in dealing with an emergency situation in the rock climbing environment.
Our course is designed to introduce or refresh the skills of Rock Rescue and will allow you an opportunity to practice these skills in a controlled environment. This is a must-have course for any active rock climber.
 

Course Agenda

Day 1:  8:00am At Yamnuska Office then move to local climbing area

  • Welcome, introduction, goals and agenda
  • Review of hazard evaluation and risk management in the single-pitch setting
  • Review climbing equipment fit and strengths/weaknesses
  • Discuss the minimum required equipment for rescue in the single-pitch setting
  • Managing anchors for rescue systems – single pitch
  • Escaping the belay system and transferring the load onto an anchor
  • Ascending the rope
  • Rappelling with an injured climber
  • Single pitch scenario to practice skills learnt

Day 2: At local climbing area

  • Review of hazard evaluation and risk management in the multi-pitch setting
  • Discuss minimum required equipment for rescue in the multi-pitch setting
  • Managing anchors for rescue systems - multi-pitch
  • Escaping the belay system and transferring the load onto an anchor
  • Raising and lowering systems
  • Multi-pitch scenario to practice skills learnt