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"Sarah and I had an awesome time. We were both impressed by and appreciated the fact that you actually taught us some of the finer points of climbing, rather than just setting a rope and saying "there you go." -Mike, Wisconsin
If someone you are climbing with or who is climbing nearby is injured will you know what to do to get safely back to the ground? Whether you are leading or following knowing the basic skills involved in a rescue are extremely important for any multipitch climber. With just a few basic knots and hitches you can increase your climbing groups margin of safety drastically and can confidently attempt bigger climbs knowing you have the skills to get safely back to the ground in case of an injury.
Climbers should be confident placing gear and building anchors.
Climbers should be comfortable belaying a leader.
What to Bring
Snacks and water for two eight hour days.
Comfortable hiking shoes and clothing appropriate to the weather.
A small pack to carry things. A bookbag or pack of about 25 liters works well.
Sunscreen and sunglasses.
All climbing equipment is provided but you can bring your own if you desire. A comfortable harness is encouraged.
What You Will Learn
Basic rescue knots and hitches such as prussik knots and munter-mule.
Escape systems to remove yourself from the belay system.
Improvised rope ascending systems with prussiks and other devices commonly carried on multipitch climbs.
Hauling systems for assisting a climber.
Decision making processes to aid in making an efficient rescue.