Self Rescue Course - Everett - 2020

Climbing Course

Self Rescue Course - Everett

The Everett Branch Self Rescue Course (SRC) is a module of Everett Intermediate Climbing Course (ICC) and covers Rescue of Follower & Leader on Rock, Small Party Rescue, Pitoncraft, Bolting, Introduction to Rope Soloing and Aid Climbing, Glacier Rescue.

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SRC is required for graduation from Everett ICC and sign up priority will be given to Everett ICC students.

This is a seminar-based course, with the goal of facilitating practice and learning of Self-Rescue skills by providing scenarios for the participants to work through. We do NOT mandate a prescriptive method for resolving the scenarios; we prefer that participants execute scenarios in a method that works for them, but we do feature a 'best practices' method in our curriculum for reference. 

Expectations: This is an advanced level climbing course and it is not intended for novice climbers. The majority of the learning will be putting skills you already have into new sequences to get you and your climbing partner off the hill. A minimum requirement is the ability to lead on rock and build multi-point gear anchors. It will require the ability to improvise as necessary with limited gear. It is assumed that participants will be fluent with the baseline skills of use of the autoblock rappel backup, escaping from a loaded belay and the transition of load to the anchor via the Munter Mule Knot. These skills are introduced in the Everett Branch Basic Climbing Course and taught in the Crag and Intermediate Climbing Course (Everett LOR).


Thursday September 24, 2020, 7pm to 10pm – (intro, load-releasing hitches, passing knots on belay/ascent/rap) - Seattle Program Center / Basement

Saturday September 26, 2020, 8:30am to 4:00pm – (passing knots on ascent/rap, rescue raps, assisted multi-pitch raps, raises ) - Seattle Program Center / South Plaza Wall

Sunday September 27, 2020, 8:30am to 4:00pm (rescuing follower with various amounts of rope out and pitch lengths: 3 scenarios demos & practice) – Seattle Program Center / South Plaza Wall

Saturday October 10, 2020, 8:30am to 4:00pm (completion of rescuing follower practice and demo / practice rescuing the leader) – Seattle Program Center / South Plaza Wall

Saturday November 7, 2020, 8:30am to 3:00pm (bolts & pitons, low-angle evacuation options, alpine aid, falling practice, rope soloing, assisted rope solo) – Lord Hill Park & Seattle Clubhouse Goodman C


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Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Everett Self Rescue Course (SRC)_Field Trip 2
Seattle Program Center
Sat, Oct 1, 2022
Registration closed Sep 22
1 participant
2 instructors
Everett Self Rescue Course (SRC)_Field Trip 3
Seattle Program Center
Sun, Oct 2, 2022
Registration closed Sep 23
1 participant
1 instructor
Everett Self Rescue Course (SRC)_Field Trip 4
Seattle Program Center
Sun, Oct 9, 2022
Registration closed Sep 29
4 participants
2 instructors
Everett Self Rescue Course (SRC)_Field Trip 5
Seattle Program Center
Sat, Oct 29, 2022
Registration closes Oct 27
4 participants
1 instructor
Required Equipment

Climbing gear for a typical intermediate alpine route: harness, helmet, belay device, 4-6 locking carabiners, 6-8 non-locking carabiners, 3-4 single length slings, 3-4 double length slings, autoblock, 2 hero loops (prusick loop or hollow block) , 2 cordelettes. 

Course has been influenced by the following books: Primary: Self Rescue - David J Fasulo - 1997, Acceptable substitute: Self Rescue 2nd Edition - David J Fasulo - 2011


Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.