Scenario Day

Field trip: Self Rescue I

Scenario Day - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Opportunity for students to demonstrate their new rescue skills by performing a follower rescue in a vertical setting.

  • Sun, Mar 12, 2023
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Adults
  • Moderate

9:00 am in the South Plaza

Students will perform the full follower rescue scenario safety and without support. There will be plenty of time before getting on to the wall to practice on the ground or in low angle terrain.

Once students all have the chance to run through the scenario, there will be time for discussion around the considerations to make when needing to perform a rescue. We will wrap up the day by going over some additional skills that can be handy to have in the toolbox.

The day will run from 8:30am to roughly 3:30pm.


Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Gear you'd take on a multi pitch rock climb, but as a 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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