Ground School

Field trip: Self Rescue I

Ground School - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

A full day of practicing self rescue skills on the ground.

  • Sun, Jan 21, 2024
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Adults
  • Moderate

9am in the basement.

This is ground school. The emphasis is on practicing the skills involved in performing a follower rescue, but without the added risk of a vertical and weighted environment.

The day will run from 9:00am to 4:00pm.


Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Gear you'd take on a multi pitch rock climb, but for reference:

  • Guide Mode capable belay device (such as the Black Diamond ATC Guide or Petzl Reverso)
  • At least two cordelettes 
  • A couple alpine draws (both single length and double length)
  • Rappel backup 
  • At least 4 lockers plus one larger locker. More definitely won’t hurt!
  • Any extra carabiners you need for keeping your gear organized on your harness. If you drop something, it's gone and you will have to puzzle things out without it!
  • Harness
  • Your preferred rappel extension method
  • Helmet
  • Rescue loop or autoblock
  • A prusik loop or two
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