Improvised rescue the fundamentals and more for the multiple pitch climber.
It was a fresh winter’s day and the time was flowing lovely as we climbed in the sun at Gogarth North Wales. No idea where the time went, but it quickly became apparent that time was now ticking away far too fast, and with-it daylight was drifting away from us. The dawning realisation started to set in as being benighted was going to fast become a reality if some decisive action wasn’t taken.
We switched the leading and the most experience climber set off, but at a little too fast a pace, as then a climbing hold snapped , the leader came off and I was then faced with a semi-conscious climbing partner. This was far from ideal. However, I felt very pleased indeed with the fact I had my phone, whistle, head torch and some bandages on me and I knew how to carry out a range of rescue techniques which allowed me to get to my partner.
What would you do? How would make safe decisions? How would rescue you and your partner out of the situation? How would you avoid a coastguard and RNLI rescue?
Skills you hope you never have to use. However, none of us know when we might hit a sticky point in our climbing career and need some simple, but potentially lifesaving knowledge and skills. It may only be that you need to set up an assisted hoist to help get your partner over a crux section, or that you need to escape the system, abseil down to your partner, treat them and then both of you carry on down.
Basic to the more complicated skills, this training will be tailored to your requirements for coach rescue skills in a progressive way. It will also help you to realise the kind of things that can go wrong, and help you be more aware of these and also how to deal with these should they occur. These can be climbing life-saving first aid, in the sense of self rescue. And its good fun hanging off ropes and thinking help get me out of here!
You will have experience of climbing outside on either multiple pitch’s climbs or feel comfortable being a second on VD rock climbs as a minimum. You do not have to lead any climbs to attend this course.
Overview of Instructional and coaching content
- Locking off belay plate under load
- Ascending a rope using prussic loops
- Locking a belay plate off under load
- Assisted hoist
- Non assisted hoist
- Dealing with common problems on a belay
- Retreating off a climb
- Joining 2 ropes together and abseiling past the knot
- Escaping the belay system in and out of reach of your anchors
- Abseiling down to a casualty
- Picking up a casualty and descending with them
- Traverse climbs and problems
Ratios – Only over 18’s
1.1 £180.00 per person
1.2 £100.00 per person
Dates : To suit customer