rock self-rescue course with SMG
- John Walk
- Trip date
- Saturday, August 5th, 2017
- Difficulty rating
- trad experience, climbing personal anchor/safety gear (bring plenty of lockers, prusiks, etc)
Two-day self rescue class taught by Synnott Mountain Guides in North Conway, NH. The class runs two days, Saturday-Sunday, during which we'll stay at the Intervale cabin. Participants must commit to driving up Friday night (or at ass o'clock Saturday morning) and being present for the two full days of instruction.
This course will focus on how to get back to safety when accidents occur during rock or ice climbing. How do you escape the belay? How do you get back to the ground? What's the antidote to blow-dart poison?
This course is great for people getting into more advanced multipitch/alpine climbing, and people interested in leading advanced MITOC trips -- the class assumes trad climbing experience, knowledge of anchors/protection/rappelling, and familiarity with the core knots involved (figure-8 variations, clove hitch, friction hitches, munter mule, rope bends).
Some techniques covered:
- Friction hitches / load releasable knots
- Rescuing a fallen second
- Rescuing a fallen leader
- Escaping belay
- Load Transfers
- Rope Ascension
- Passing a Knot
- Hauling systems (3-to-1 and 5-to-1)
note that this class is not about learning to lead trad, climbing technique, or anchor building.
Cost is $200/person (active climbing leaders eligible for a subsidy). It is also typical to tip the guides 15-20% for this type of course. This course is highly recommended for anyone looking to join the climbing leaders program (and is required for the multipitch climbing leader rating).
- first-come, first-serve
- Maximum participants
- Signups opened at
- July 15, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
- Signups closed at
- July 28, 2017, 5 p.m.
(1) do you have a car? (and how many passengers?)
(2) climbing/self-rescue experience?
(3) what is it you most can't the least?