Intermediate Anchors & Self-Rescue Module - Tacoma - 2019

Climbing Course

Intermediate Anchors & Self-Rescue Unit

This module will cover the basics of anchor building, self-rescue of a follower, and review leading on bolts. This unit is a prerequisite for the Tacoma Intermediate Trad Rock Module and the Tacoma Intermediate Hard Snow and Ice module.

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In this module, students will study the construction of 2 point and 3 point anchors and will practice rescuing and hauling a follower. Students will be tested on their proficiency of leading (bolted routes) on rock, knowledge of anchors, and self-rescue skills.  

Required Reading:

  • Self-Rescue, 2nd edition, David Fasulo, ISBN 0762755334
  • Climbing Anchors, 2nd edition, John Long and Bob Gaines, ISBN 0762723262 (Chapters 5-9)
  • Mountaineering: Freedom of the Hills, 9th edition
    • Part II Climbing Fundamentals
    • Part V. Leadership, Safety, and Rescue

Recommended Reading:

  • High Angle Rescue Techniques. Tom Vines and Steve Hudson, ISBN 0323019145
  •  Accidents in North American Mountaineering, any edition

Prerequisites:

  1. Tacoma Intermediate Program Student
  2. If new to the program, you must be signed up and teach at one of the following basic field trips: FT1 Prep, FT1 or FT2, and/or be in good standing with the Intermediate Committee on teaching credits (If you are not new to the program you must be caught up with all other module teaching requirements and/or head by 1 credit, or signed up to teach at one of the above field trips).
  3. Supply a lead belay card from a climbing gym or contact the climbing committee about exceptions.
Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Roster
Required Equipment

Harness

Helmet

Auto-locking belay device (typically BD Guide or Petzl Reverso)

Cordelette

Assortment of perlon and webbing slings

Assortment of locking and non-locking carabiners

Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.