All climbers should take Rescue Rock!

You’re five pitches up and unexpected thunderclouds roll in, or worse yet your partner gets injured.  Have you ever wondered what you’d do in these situations?

ACMG guides will teach you how to quickly and safely handle many situations. The skills you learn are the foundation for a future of safe climbing.



Courses are in Squamish from 8am - 4pm. Meet your VMG Guide at the Squamish Adventure Centre at 8am. Your guide will check equipment and provide waivers before moving to the crag. Plan to be back at the cars at 4pm.

8am - 4pm


(CLICK above) harness, helmet, belay device, chalk bag, rock shoes, 2 locking carabiners, double length sling (60cm), cordelette (5m x 7mm cord), 2 non-locking carabiners, 19" Sterling Hollow Block.




  • Escaping the belay:
    • Load transfers
    • Block and tackle
    • Tying off the belay
  • Switching a top belay into a lower with Guide ATC, ratcheting.
  • Raising systems: 3:1 hauling with prusik and microtraxion.
  • Lowering systems:
    • Munter hitch
    • Redirected ATC
  • Single and double rope ascending using prusiks, microtraxion.
  • Passing knots: lowers and rope ascending.
  • Descending with tandem rappel

Note: Goals are flexible and can be tailored for groups.


$155.00 +GST (1 day)



April - October daily.

VMG can accommodate most dates. Register now!  



1:4 (minimum 2)

guide : participants



Lead climber comfortable leading 5.8.


Question? Contact us.


Rock climb with safety and confidence!

Learn rock rescue with professional ACMG Guides. Having skills to conduct a self-rescue while rock climbing in a vertical environment is essential for all multi-pitch leaders.