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Self Rescue For the Recreational Climber

Self Rescue Skills for the Recreational Climber

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Build your tool kit to deal with whatever comes your way

We will explore many potential scenarios that require efficient, confident action to assist a distressed or injured climber, react to environmental/weather issues and practice efficient systems and skills to manage risk. We will cover preventative considerations for risk management and developing sound judgment for single pitch and multi-pitch climbing.

Skills and technical topics will include:

  • Tools and techniques: Essential gear, knots and hitches
  • Belay transfers/belay escapes
  • Assisting fallen leader or second (counter-balance ascending/ descending techniques). Rope drag issues: prevention and correction techniques
  • Explore the Gri Gri and break assist type belay device as a multi-use rescue tool.
  • Rappel issues: stuck ropes, ascending techniques
  • Lowering/descent options and techniques for efficient retreat
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    Our Clinicians:

    Our self-rescue clinic presenters have 50+ combined years of professional guiding experience at Smith Rock. They are psyched to share their knowledge and experience and present and practice these essential skills with you!

    Jim Ablao

    • AMGA Certified Rock Guide
    • AMGA Certified Rock Instructor
    • AMGA SPI Provider
    • AMGA SPI Certification Provider Trainer

    Gabe Coler

    • IFMGA American Mountain Guide
    • AMGA SPI Program Instructor

    2021 Course Dates

    June 3rd, July 18th, Aug 13th

    If the listed course dates don’t work with your schedule, all courses can be arranged as a Private Guided Day Trip – customized to your needs, on the day you choose.