Rock Climbing Self-Rescue Course with Synnott Mountain Guides

Jolien van Nieuwenhuizen, Louisa French (she/her/hers)
Trad climbing
Trip date
Saturday, April 27th, 2024
Difficulty rating
Munter-Mule hard
See pre-reqs above + Experience with multi-pitch sport or, most likely, trad climbing. Having a few seasons of climbing and some trad experience will greatly enhance your readiness for this knowledge.

This is a two-day Rock Climbing Self Rescue course taught by Synnott Mountain Guides in North Conway, NH on April 27-28.

Cost is $250 per person (you may be eligible for a leader subsidy if you are an active leader; contact Leader Coordinator, Paul Lilin, to check if you qualify). A ~10-15% tip is also common for this type of course. Please consider contributing to this, and plan to give cash or venmo to the trip coordinator for this.

If you sign up for this trip, you are committing to attending the course. Payment will be made directly to the organization.

This class is oriented towards climbers who are familiar with anchors and placing trad gear and are looking to get into more multi-pitch and alpine climbing. This course is not about trad gear placements, learning how to lead, climbing technique, or building anchors.

During the course you will learn various techniques, and practice in smaller groups. Techniques you'll learn include:

  • Rescuing a fallen second

  • Rescuing a fallen leader

  • Escaping belay

  • Load Transfers

  • Friction hitches

  • Rope Ascension

  • Passing a Knot

  • Hauling systems

Participants should plan on heading up Friday night or getting to North Conway by 8:00 AM Saturday. It is likely possible to stay at the MITOC cabin in Intervale Friday and Saturday nights.

You must know how to tie the basic knots required for this course, including the figure eight, double fishermans, munter, munter-mule, clove hitch, and various friction hitches.


first-come, first-serve
Maximum participants
Signups opened at
March 13, 2024, 12:33 p.m.
Signups closed at
April 25, 2024, 11:59 p.m.
  1. Is there a specific skill you'd like to learn / practice?
  2. Is there a specific scenario you'd like to run through?
  3. Are you interested in staying at Intervale Friday night, Saturday night, or both?
Signups for this trip are closed.