CLIMBING SELF RESCUE & PARTNER RESCUE WORKSHOP

Self Rescue and Partner Rescue for Climbing - Petzl Technical InstituteMinimalist rigging workshop designed to introduce climbers to those skills needed to successfully perform self rescue and partner rescue in the multi-pitch environment.

Objectives:

  • Designed for the competent trad and sport climber and his/her partner when other forms of rescue are unavailable in a timely manner.
  • Provide self and partner rescue solutions using tools and equipment typically carried on the climber’s rack.

Content:

  • Overview of climbing injuries and accidents
  • Self rescue and partner rescue theory and concepts
  • Basic equipment overview for climber-based minimalist rescue
  • Review of useful knots and hitches
  • Personal descent and ascent skills
  • Safe leader retreat tactics
  • Escaping a loaded belay
  • Rescuing the Second
  • Rescuing the Leader
  • Mid face/pitch lowering tactics and skills
  • Moving Injured Climbers
  • Managing injuries on the cliff
  • Two-person rappels
  • Two-person lowers
  • Assisting/carrying injured parties
  • Negotiating multiple pitches with an injured party

 

Audience:

  • Recreational and professional climbers.
  • Mountain guides.
  • Search and rescue team members.
  • Military rescue personnel.