Self-Rescue Practice Clinic

Clinic

Self-Rescue Practice Clinic - Cougar Mountain Crag

Practice self-rescue (counterbalance and tandem rappel, etc.) in a realistic, but safe environment.

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  • Casual
  • Mileage: 0.1 mi

9am at the pullout for the Cougar Mountain Crag. Details discussed via email.

This optional climbing clinic provides an opportunity for students in the Tacoma Intermediate program to learn and practice climbing self-rescue techniques, and to those who already learned those techniques to refresh their skills.

The techniques practiced will very depending on participants' interest. By default, at a minimum we will learn and practice rescuing an injured follower by counter-balance and tandem rappel. We may complement this with other skills depending on time and interest.

We will first practice all scenarios on the ground. Those who are confident and competent can also subsequently practice the scenarios in a realistic setting on a steep section of the wall (with everyone remaining attached to a backup rope and with adequate safeguards in place at all times).

Participants: Please review the clinic handout before the trip.

Route/Place

Cougar Mountain Crag


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

 Details to be discussed via email.

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