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Climbing Self Rescue II

Climbing Self Rescue II-A. In Self Rescue II, you will practice and become proficient in rescue techniques for the following scenario: The leader (unresponsive) has fallen with more than half a rope length out on technical, vertical terrain.

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What would happen if your climbing partner was seriously injured half-way up a multi-pitch climb and needed to be evacuated?  Are you prepared to carry out a rescue with the limited resources you typically carry on an alpine rockclimb?

Self Rescue 2 is dedicated to rescue techniques, using only the equipment on your harness and the rope you are climbing on. Students will learn the skills necessary to rescue a fallen and incapacitated leader.

Required: Successful completion of Self Rescue 1 or equivalent.  If your self rescue skills were attained from a non-Mountaineers course, you must submit your self rescue training and climbing resume to the course leader before you register for the course.

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Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Self Rescue II Weekend Workshop
Seattle Program Center
Sun, Nov 11, 2018
Registration closed Nov 9
5 participants
3 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Sat, Oct 17, 2020 -
Sun, Oct 18, 2020
Registration closed Oct 15
12 participants
6 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Sat, Oct 31, 2020 -
Sun, Nov 1, 2020
Registration closed Oct 29
12 participants
6 instructors
Self Rescue 1 Review (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Sep 30, 2020
Registration closed Sep 28
18 participants
10 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Oct 8, 2020
Registration closed Oct 6
18 participants
10 instructors
Required Equipment
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Belay device with locking carabiner
  • an assortment of sewn slings
  • non-locking carabiners
  • 4-6 locking carabiners
  • 2 Cordelettes
  • Prusiks
Course Materials

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