SoR TRS - Sport and Trad: Basic Self-Rescue

Annie Hines (B, TR, S, T, MP, A), Chris Saulnier (B, TR, S,T, MP, A), Cole Crawford (B, TR, S, T, MP, A), Evan Williams (S), Florian Pagnoux (S), James Hermus (B,TR,S,T,MP), Mason Glidden (B, TR, S, T, MP, A), Nick Lingler (B, S, T, MP), Tian Ong (S)
School of Rock
Sport climbing, top rope
Trip date
Thursday, October 14th, 2021
Difficulty rating
SoR Sport or Trad Track
SoR Sport or Trad Track Participant

Join us to learn some basic rock self-rescue. This TRS will focus on some basic skills that are the building blocks to more advance rock self-rescue. The phrase "self-rescue" can be misleading. These skills are useful not only in a rescue scenario but in every day climbing to make climbing safer overall and avoid the need for dealing with a rescue to begin with.

Time & Place

7PM, location TBD

Required Gear

  • harness
  • tubular belay device + locker
  • double-length nylon sling
  • prusik loop + locker
  • 2-4 additional lockers
  • (optional) additional prusik loop+ locker
  • (optional) cordelette

Target Skills

  • Ascending a rope
  • Tying off a belay to go hands free
  • Load transfers
  • Escaping the belay
  • 3-1s

Useful Knots to Know


first-come, first-serve
Maximum participants
Signups opened at
Sept. 9, 2021, 8:25 p.m.
Signups closed at
Sept. 18, 2021, 9 a.m.
Signups for this trip are closed.