Climbing Self Rescue-1 - 2023

Climbing Course

Climbing Self Rescue-1

Learn movement on rope useful in rescue situations. Practice raising and lowering systems, rope capture to pass knots during raise or lower. Practice small party rescue scenarios. Understand the T-method of determining mechanical advantage and forces on anchors. Construct Purcell Prusik.

The Kitsap Climbing  Self Rescue module  teaches small group self rescue and climbing team self rescue. The field trips will develop individual and fundamental skills applicable to self rescue for climbing on rock, glaciers and ice. The emphasis of field trip 1 will be on individual movement on rope and small party self-rescue. 

This is an advanced level climbing course. Completion or significant progress in the Leading on Rock course is a prerequisite for this course.

This course is part of the Intermediate climbing course package for Kitsap Branch, and students in the package course have priority for registration for this course.




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Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

Standard rock climbing equipment - harness, helmet, 6-8 locking carabiners, 4-6 non-locking carabiners, 4-6 alpine draws, a cordelette, Purcell prusik (shorter leg prusik) is very useful for many situations. Bring gear you have and we will apply it to the problems. You rescue with what you have on your harness,

Recommended reference books:

1) Climbing Self Rescue - Improvising Solutions for Serious Situations. Tyson & Loomis. Mountaineers Books, 1st ed, 6th printing 2016.

2) Climbing Self Rescue. David J. Fasulo. Falcon books, 2nd Ed, 2011.

Optional (and useful) Technical Rescue Rigger's Guide. Rick Lipke with Kirk Mauthner. Conterra Technical Systems Inc, 3rd ed, 2018.