Self-Rescue: Beginner to Advanced

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Are you interested in pursuing larger climbs in more remote settings? Do you know how to get you and your partner efficiently and safely off the mountain when a minor lead accident occurs? How often do you find yourself acting as the group leader? Answering yes to any of these may be reason, why a self-rescue course is right for you.

We understand that self-rescue may seem complex, and many people believe "accidents" will never happen to them. Dave Webber, a wilderness EMT and Mountain Ranger on Denali states, “Remaining silent and hoping that events go in your favor is a horrible risk mitigation strategy”.

Our self-rescue course is taught the same way our private days are. We will start with a one-on-one conversation well before we reach the cliff and determine your climbing styles, future goals, areas to focus on, and learning styles. Then, we will custom plan a day of fun, and easy to understand, self-rescue drills. You never know, these skills maybe what gets you out of a “rock and a hard spot”!

Who is this for? We can customize this course for any skill level however, we recommend groups be at or near the same skill level.

Trip Length: We can do a half day to a full week, We Recommend 2 days for multi-pitch and leader rescue topics

Cost:  See Privately guided climbing trips . Receive 20% when you book for multiple days

Dates: Available year round!

Location: Crowders Mountain State Park, Pilot Mountain State Park, Rockyface Recreational Area, Table Rock NC

Overview of self-rescue topics we can cover:  

  • Scene assessment

  • Choosing the best course of action
  • Leader rescue
  • Second rescue
  • Multi-pitch rescue
  • Rope ascension
  • Anchor assessment
  • Counter balance rappel
  • Tandem rappel 
  • Passing a knot
  • Load transfers
  • Belay escapes
  • Belay transfers
  • Improvised hauling systems

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Rock Climbing Rescue Clinic Rock Climbing Rescue Clinic

Thrifty Adventures,
1173 Whitson Branch Rd.
Bakersville NC 28705
Phone: (828) 260-4505
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