RESCUE SYSTEMS - Jul15
Would you know what to do if your partner or an adjacent party were injured on a multi-pitch climb? Regardless of whether you lead or second, basic rescue skills are critical once you begin multi-pitch climbing. Instructional topics include:
Preparedness, communication and rescue decision making.
Escaping a loaded belay system from above or below.
Rope ascending techniques with the use of prussik cord.
Setting up a basic Z-pulley haul system.
Friction brakes for lowering an injured climber.
Tandem rappelling techniques for use with an injured climber.
The goal of this program is to empower you to carry out a straightforward rescue from a high angle climbing environment. We use standard ACMG rescue techniques, but choose to emphasize practical applications instead of informal ACMG system memorization. In doing so, we present a unique rescue course that is more applicable to your climbing than any other on the market.