This is two-day course will give you a foundation of skills to rescue a fallen leader or injured partner. These are important skills for being a good climbing partner: you should know what to do if an accident happens. Since this type of rescue is a worse-case scenario, hopefully you never actually apply these skills for a real rescue. Instead, these skills more commonly used in everyday climbing such as lowering a tired partner to the ground, hauling a pack up a crux or assisting a partner through a crux.
This course is taught by AMGA-trained and examined guides. Techniques are modern, continually updated, and follow the AMGA industry standard. These are advanced techniques, so a solid base of traditional lead climbing is necessary. The gear used on this course is typical for multi-pitch climbing: a rope, locking carabiners, prusiks, cordelettes and a slings.
Situations for these skills
Avoiding rock rescue
Key safety checks
Gear and harness setup
Ascending and rappelling techniques
Haul 3:1 and 6:1
Counterbalance and tandem rappel
Belay escape, alpine belay escape
Multi-pitch descent applying the skills
A solid base of traditional lead climbing.
Comfort with belaying and rappelling.
Ability to build a solid climbing anchor.
Comfort with basic climbing knots including overhands, figure 8s, Munter, Prusik, Klemheist, autoblock.
Contact Joe to set up a private course.
Open scheduled courses: probably in June 2020
2-Day Course Cost
Open scheduled courses: $450 each
1 client: $1,200 each
2 clients: $700 each
3+ clients: $450 each, a second instructor will be added over four clients.
In partnership with Alaska Guide Collective.
AMGA-trained instructors including AMGA/IFMGA Mountain Guide Joe Stock. A second instructor will be added over four clients.
Navigation, first aid and repair kits
Emergency communication and shelter
Does Not Include
Transport. To reduce costs, using a rental car or your personal car is the best option.
Lodging, food and drink. See Southcentral Alaska Logistics.
Personal gear. See Rock Rescue Gear List.
Rescue and trip insurance. See Booking for details.