Self Rescue Course
Your partner falls high on a multi-pitch and you can't lower them back to your belay; what's next? This intensive 2-day course will give you the tools to solve this problem safely and many others like it.
Advanced, experience climbing outdoors recommended
Ability to rock climb 2 days in a row
April to November
2 days; each with 6-8 hours of field time
Rock Creek & East Rosebud, Montana
Rental climbing equipment, group equipment, & instruction from a professional guide
Food, transportation, lodging, personal items, and guide gratuity
This advanced level course is built to give independent climbers the skills they need to improvise multi-pitch rescues with equipment carried on everyday outings. A wide range of technical skills and applications are covered in this course, preparing students for common and complex rescue situations in high angle terrain.
Review of knots & hitches
Avoiding & preparation for accidents
Escaping the belay
Hauling w/ mechanical advantage
This course is typically 2 days long and starts with a briefing at our office in Red Lodge. Here, we discuss planning and preparation considerations before going to the crag. Here, we review and assess current skills before diving into new techniques with hands on practice and discussion. Day 2 has us apply our newly learned skills in real time, with scenarios on a climb for students to solve on the spot. Participants are given time to ask about hypothetical situations and group think solutions. The main goal of this course is to provide climbers with the skills needed to respond appropriately to a variety of self-rescue situations.
**Don't see a course date listed? Email our office to see if there is one coming up, or start a course of your own! Many of our courses are custom and low ratio, built to your needs.