Self Rescue (SRC) - Everett - 2018

Climbing Course

Self Rescue I

SRC Everett - Rescue of Follower & Leader on Rock, Evacuating an Injured Person, Rope Soloing, Pitoncraft, Bolting, Aid Climbing, Ice Rescue, Glacier Rescue, Small Party Rescue & Scenario Reviews

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The Everett Branch Self Rescue Course (SRC) is a module of  Everett Intermediate Climbing Course (ICC) 

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 20, 2018, 7pm to 10pm – Seattle Program Center

Saturday September 22, 2018, 8:30am to 5:00pm – Seattle Program Center

Sunday September 23, 2018, 8:30am to 5:00pm – Seattle Program Center

Saturday October 6, 2018, 8:30am to 5:00pm – Seattle Program Center

Saturday November 10, 2018, 8:30am to 5:00pm – Lord Hill Park & Seattle Clubhouse 

Sunday March 10, 2019, 8:30am to 5:00pm – Seattle Clubhouse


Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

Arrived equipped mentally & physically for a full day of climbing. Bring all gear that you would if you were leaving campsite in Boston Basin for a mid-July ascent of the WR Forbidden Peak.

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

Undesirable alternative: Climbing Self Rescue - Andy Tyson & Molly Loomis - 2012

Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.