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Climbing Self Rescue-2

Advanced self rescue techniques and methods for getting out of difficult situations as a 2-person team. These are more advanced techniques that build on Self Rescue-1 to expose climbers to situations potentially encountered as a member of a 2-person climbing team.

Introduction and practice of advanced rescue techniques focused on two-person teams.

-We focus on rescue of a second who is unable to continue to climb; understanding of forces on the anchor; various mechanical advantage systems including 5:1, 6:1, 7:1 and 9:1.

-We will practice self-extrication techniques with improvised litters using the climbing rope and available gear. 

-We will learn converting a belay to a counter-balanced rappel and then a tandem rappel to rescue a second having difficulty negotiating a pitch of climbing or is incapacitated and unable to continue climbing.

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Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

Climbing harness, helmet and (climbing shoes  for the field trip).

Your climbing rack with the equipment you normally carry, including a cordelette or another method of creating a releasable friction hitch such as a Mariner, Munter-Mariner, Radium Release Hitch, and a carabiner block and tackle.

Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.