Rock Rescue 2.0: Part 2

Rock Rescue 2.0: Part 2

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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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 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 2: 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, $20; non-Mountaineers $40.

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