Rock Rescue 2.0: Part 1

Rock Rescue 2.0: Part 1

Take good care of your partner. Learn a variety of lowers and raises useful in managing emergency situations.
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This is part 1 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 3 is TBA Fall 2022 and will be listed at a future date. The following skills are covered in part 1 of the series.

Part 1: Lowers and Raises (June 16th, 6-10pm)

Emergency lowers (weighted and unweighted; device and Load Strand Direct)
Lowering heavy loads (Super Munter and Zuper Munter)
Two-rope + lowers
Knot passes on lowers and rappels (cordelette method, Valdotain Tresse method)
Raises (3:1 to 7:1) (using an auto-blocking belay device, using a carabiner or pulley)
Raises (3:1 to 7:1) (transition from a harness belay)

PART 2 PREVIEW: Counterbalance rappel to tandem rappel (June 22nd and 23rd, 6-10 pm)

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)

Cost: Mountaineers, $10; non-Mountaineers $20.

Class size: 6 students

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

Instructor: Gregg J. Gagliardi

Tacoma Program Center
2302 N 30th St, Tacoma, WA 98403
Classroom, Outdoor Climbing Wall & Backyard