Rock Climbing Rescues Class

  • Fitness level : 3


Learn skills that are the basis of all self-rescue in rock climbing. When professional rescue is unavailable or time is of the essence, being able to help yourself and others is critical. You'll learn how to perform a belay transfer, ascend to aid an injured climber and lower both climber and rescuer. You'll consider various possible scenarios requiring application of these skills, and practice appropriate decision-making. REI will provide climbing shoes, harnesses, and helmets, as well as all climbing hardware, ropes, and anchor building materials. Feel free to bring your personal climbing equipment since practicing with your own gear can better prepare you for real situations. Prerequisite: Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing or equivalent experience, including smooth and competent belaying during top-rope climbing

Gear provided by REI

  • Belay Device
  • Carabiners
  • Climbing Harness
  • Climbing Helmet
  • Climbing Shoes
  • Group First Aid Kit - Contents include wound care items and over the counter medications for minor injuries and illnesses

2 sessions available