Tacoma Intermediate Rock - Self Rescue Field Trip

Field trip: Intermediate Rock Module

Tacoma Intermediate Rock - Self Rescue Field Trip - Cougar Mountain Crag

Technical rescue skills to save you and your partner when things go wrong!

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  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 0.1 mi


At the field trip, we'll have 5 segments and won't move to the next segment until every team has completed each segment.
1 - Orientation - Talk about expectations for personal safety, answer questions, then walk them through the anchors that have been set up. 
2 - Assisted rappels (tandem) and belaying from anchor - short haul and short lower.  
3 - Rescuing Second from Direct Belay using Terrain
4 - Rescuing Second from Harness Belay using Technical Ledge
5 - Wrap Up

Cougar Mountain Crag

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

guide style belay device
personal anchor
perlon slings 
webbing slings (sewn or tied)
locking biners
regular biners
extra slings

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