Climbing Self-Rescue Outdoor Practice
- Christie Ciarlo (Multi-pitch), David Johnson (Climbing Chair), Jeffrey Cegan (Multi-pitch), Kyle Peet (Climbing Chair), Leigh Ann Kesler (Multi-pitch), Maia Bageant (Multi-pitch)
- Trip date
- Sunday, April 30th
- Difficulty rating
- See Prerequisites In Description
Lets head outside and review our self-rescue skills!
Our goal is not to teach self-rescue skills from scratch. Instead, we plan to review our skills and brush up. Some of the skills include
- Rescuing a fallen leader
- Rescuing a fallen second
- Escaping the belay
- Safe rappeling
- Tandem/Counter-Balanced rappelling
- Ascending the rope
You should have taken a self-rescue course before or equivalent. We expect that people will be rusty on their skills so don't worry if you don't remember everything you learned. Please review the list of knots below. If any of them look like greek to you or you could not perform them right away I highly suggest that you review the skills on your own or sign up for our TRS where we will review those skills.
- Flat Overhand Bend
- Munter Hitch Steps 1-6
- Mule Knot Steps 6-End
- Prusik and Friction Hitches (Scroll down for variations)
- 3-1 "z-drag" haul system
- Load Transfers
- Rappel Safety
We plan to do this all day on Sunday, April 30th. However, if the weather is absolutely miserable we may move the date to the 29th.
TBD. Locations will be within day-trip distance but may be up in the Whites.
Gear Required (Contact Us If You Need Gear)
- Harness + Shoes + Belay Device w/Biner
- Belay Device
- Prusik Cord
- Alpine Draws
- Trad Gear (if you have it)
- 3 EXTRA Lockers
- 5 non-lockers
- first-come, first-serve
- Maximum participants
- Signups opened at
- April 13, 2017, midnight
- Signups closed at
- April 27, 2017, 5 p.m.
- Have you taken a self-rescue course and when?
- What type of climbing do you enjoy the most? (bouldering, sport, trad, ice, etc)
- Any specific skills you want to practice?