If your climbing partner gets hurt, knocked out or worse, would you know what to do? Anyone climbing should have an understanding of rope rescue techniques. Climbers are often in areas where help is far away, and we need to know what to do to keep each other safe. Learn about haul systems, escaping the belay, top down lowering, ascending ropes and alot of other skills needed to help yourself and your partner out in the event of an accident. There are many scenarios that can occur, and our aim is to give you the tools to be able to deal with them. This is a highly beneficial course to take with your climbing partner as you will gain the same level of knowledge, and allow you to work on these techniques together. Make sure you practice these skills regularily so that they arent forgotten. Climbing is far from totally safe, but this can make it safer.
As a requirement of participation with Ascent Fraser Valley Guides and Mountain School, you will be required to sign a waiver of liability prior to the beginning of the activity.
None for this course.
Field portion and skills learning: Exact location TBD
1 : 6
- Helmet, harness, climbing shoes
- Jacket, Pants, Base layers
- Headlamp (with fresh batteries)
- 30-40l day pack
- Water bottle
Fraser Valley, specific location TBD
All day will be spent outside learning skills, techniques, and practicing them.
*It is the clients responsibility to secure equipment prior to the course or trip. If renting through Mt. Waddington Outdoors, you will receive a discount code for online rentals. Please allow adequate time to acquire your rental gear, specifically if shipment is required.
Venue: Fraser Valley