SRC 1 Field Trip 2

Field trip: Self Rescue Course 1

SRC 1 Field Trip 2 - McCleary Cliffs

The Olympia Branch Self Rescue Course (SRC 1) is a module of Olympia Intermediate Climbing Course and covers rescue of follower on rock, small party rescue, glacier rescue. Rock Rescue Field Trip

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  • Crag Rock Climb
  • Challenging

TBD

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 taught in the Olympia Beyond Basic and Intermediate Climbing Courses.

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Route/Place

McCleary Cliffs



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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  1. Climbing gear for a leader on a typical 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.
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