So you know how to climb, maybe you are even proficient at lead climbing. Have you ever thought about what would happen if something goes wrong? What if the climber you are belaying gets injured, and you are unable to lower them back to the ground? Simple accidents like this have been the beginning of many serious injuries and even fatalities. With some basic theory and techniques, you will have the tools needed to confront these problems in a calm, systematic manner. This one day skills course will teach you how to use the equipment you already are carrying, to improvise rescue systems and get you and your team out of a jam. Every climber needs to know these skills!
• Technical systems review, including belaying off the anchor
• Belay escapes
• rope ascending and descending
• counter balance ascending and descending with an injured climber • raising systems, including 3:1 and 5:1
• lowering systems with a knot pass
Prerequisites: Basic outdoor rock climbing experience required. Lead climbing experience is recommended, but not required.