Intermediate Field Trip #4 Emergency Self-Rescue

Field trip: Intermediate Alpine Climbing Program

Intermediate Field Trip #4 Emergency Self-Rescue - Leavenworth

This field trip practices methods that small parties can use to handle emergency situations without outside help including transporting injured climbers and rope systems for rescue.

  • Crag Rock Climb, *Varies*, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)


This field trip will cover ideas and skills needed for small climbing parties to handle emergency situations.  The particular skills we will cover are:

-Escaping the belay

-Passing the knot while lowering, rappelling or ascending.

-Assisted or counterweight rappels.

-Using wild (Natural) anchors safely.

- Practice proper lowering techniques for an injured party member.



  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    Alpine Lakes Wilderness (ALPS)

    Trails Illustrated Alpine Lakes Wilderness
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

harness, helmet, 6 single runners, sling, belay gloves, 10 carabiners, 8-12 stoppers, 1 rope per 2 climbers, leader tie-off, 10 Es, 1 double runner, chock pick, prusik slings, cordelette

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