Self Rescue Course

Climbing is an inherently dangerous activity, whether you are 1000’ off the ground or just 30 off the deck at your local crag. If there was an emergency would you know what to do to get you and your partner down safely? This course is designed to give you basic self rescue skills that will overall improve your technical toolbox and mitigate some of the risk for yourself and partners.

Course Details:

This 2 day comprehensive course will increase your knowledge and skill set and provide a foundation to help you if you find yourself in a sticky situation in the vertical. 

Day 1 

will be spent learning a toolbox of skills and techniques focusing on top belaying, rappelling, lowering, ascending ropes, and escaping the belay.

Day 2 

New rescue skills will be applied in depth, real weighted scenarios off the ground. There will be a practical skills quiz the second half of the day .

Join our Self Rescue Course

In this 2 day day course you will learn the following:

Maximum group size of 12 guests (2 guides 6:1 Ratio), Minimum 2 guests.

You will finish this course confident in the technique of self rescue.

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Meeting Locations

Meeting Location: Truckee North Lake Tahoe

Bookings for the Truckee Tahoe Area will be held in the vicinity of either Donner Summit Bridge, or the 06 Fire road in Sierra Meadows .  We will give you the location for your course before the start date. 

Meeting Location: Sonora Pass

Bookings for the Sonora Pass Area will be held in the vicinity of Pinecrest Lake Sonora Pass Highway.  We will meet in front of the Pinecrest Food Market and head to our climbing location from here.

What to Bring

  • Comfortable clothing suitable for climbing
  • Rain Jacket
  • Closed-toe shoes with good traction preferably approach shoes
  • Sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses
  • A small backpack (20-30 liter) with water and lunch for the day snacks
  • Personal climbing gear: shoes, harness, helmet, and belay device. if you own them (optional; we will provide all necessary equipment if needed)
  • Extra gear if owned: Cordelette, Double Length Sling, hollow block or 6-7mm cord, 4-5 locking carabiners, guide BD Guide ATC or Petzl Reverso