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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. 

Rock Climbing Gear


Advanced, experience climbing outdoors recommended


Ability to rock climb 2 days in a row



April to November

Group Size:

1-4 participants


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

Course Details

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.

Skills Covered:

  • Gear selection

  • Review of knots & hitches

  • Avoiding & preparation for accidents

  • Escaping the belay

  • Hauling w/ mechanical advantage

  • Lowering systems

  • Knot passes

  • Rope ascension

  • Load transfers

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.

  • Starts Jul 27

    185 US dollars

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