Climbing Self Rescue with Ian Nicholson

Climbing Self Rescue with Ian Nicholson

Join Ian Nicholson, author of "Climbing Self-Rescue," for a free clinic and talk detailing important self-rescue techniques.
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No matter how experienced a climber you are, one day, you will find yourself in a precarious situation. Whether that be a stuck rope, a dropped rappel device, ropes that won't reach the next rappel, an injured leader, or any number of problematic situations. During our 2.5-hour clinic and slideshow presentation, we will review the author's experiences in real-world situations using a number of the techniques described in the book. During the clinic portion of the evening, we will cover belay escapes, hauling, improvised rappels, lowers, the Reepschnur rappel, and, if we have time, a counterbalanced rappel.


Event details:

6:30 – 7pm slideshow presentation

7 – 7:15pm audience Q&A

7:15 – 7:30pm transition to belay stations and book signing

7:30 – 8:30pm demonstration stations and clinic


About the author:

IAN NICHOLSON is an IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide and has been guiding around the world for nearly 20 years. He is particularly passionate about self-rescue and has earned two Denali Pro Pin Awards for helping to save other climbers. Ian works on the National Instructor Team for both the AMGA and AIARE and is the author of SUPERTOPO: Washington Pass Climbing, as well as a regular contributor to and


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