Rock Rescue 2.0: Part 2

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Rock Rescue 2.0: Part 2 - Mountaineers Tacoma Program Center

Save yourself and your partner. Get down to the base or descend to a good place to shelter while waiting for SAR.

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  • Wed, Jun 22, 2022 — Thu, Jun 23, 2022
  • Tacoma Climbing Subcommittee - Advancing Alpinism
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • Adults
  • Casual

Tacoma Program Center, June 22nd and 23rd, 6-10 pm

This is part 2 of a 3-part series that is an advanced follow-up to the foundational rock self-rescue training that Tacoma Mountaineers intermediate students complete as part of the intermediate rock module. Qualified students may register for either part 1, part 2 or both. 

PART 2: Counterbalance rappel to tandem rappel 

Transition from belay to counterbalance rappel (belay off the anchor, harness belay)
Construction of rescue spiders (rope-based, bunny-ear spider)
Transitions from counterbalance rappel to tandem rappel (procedures for multiple descent pitches)

Prerequisites: Completion of the Tacoma Intermediate rock-self rescue lecture and field trip, or equivalent with instructor approval.


  •  Gear list: Email me with any questions.
  • • 6 large locking carabiners, 8 non-locking carabiners
  • • 2 cordelettes (one may be sewn)
  • • 4 single length runners, 2 double length runners, 1-2 autoblocks
  • • Auto-blocking belay plate (e.g., ATC Guide, Petzl Reverso)
  • • Pulley (Microtraxion or comparable device is better but expensive, and not required)
  • • Valdotain Tresse (sewn or tied)
  • • Climbing harness
  • • Helmet
  • • One rope for each pair of students (30 meter double rope is best)
  • Reading: For the course syllabus see: https://1drv.ms/w/s!AmahJ6ZhL9UuiB1RBbMJQVNAdg02
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Mountaineers Tacoma Program Center


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Gear list: Email me with any questions.
  • • 6 large locking carabiners, 8 non-locking carabiners
  • • 2 cordelettes (one may be sewn)
  • • 4 single length runners, 2 double length runners, 1-2 autoblocks
  • • Auto-blocking belay plate (e.g., ATC Guide, Petzl Reverso)
  • • Pulley (Microtraxion or comparable device is better but expensive, and not required)
  • • Valdotain Tresse (sewn or tied)
  • • Climbing harness
  • • Helmet
  • • One rope for each pair of students (30 meter double rope is best)
  • Reading: For the course syllabus see: https://1drv.ms/w/s!AmahJ6ZhL9UuiB1RBbMJQVNAdg02
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