Learn Rock Rescue!

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 provide instruction to quickly and safely handle many rescue situations. The skills you learn are the foundation for a future of safe climbing.

Would you backcountry ski with a partner that does not know how to conduct a transceiver search? Why do we accept lower standards in rock climbing? Don't delay your personal safety!

 

Itinerary

Courses are in Squamish (or Vancouver) from 8am - 4pm. Meet your VMG Guide at the Squamish Adventure Centre at 8am. Your guide will go over the waiver and get you to sign it then check equipment before moving to the crag. Plan to be back at the cars at 4pm.  

8am - 4pm

 

Pre-requisites

Lead climber comfortable leading 5.8, placing gear, and building anchors.

Goals

  • Decision making: committing to a rescue, going for help, emergency plans, communication, who can help?
  • Accidents review: learning from past experiences, reading accident reports
  • What goes in your pack? First aid kits, cell phones, knife, headlamp, etc
  • How to deal with an emergency: CPR on a vertical wall? What goes in a climbers first aid kit?
  • Bailing kit: extra cord, webbing, maillons, leaving gear? How do I bail? Planning descent options.
  • Escaping an autolock belay:
    • Ratcheting
    • Back-ups
    • Load transfers with prusik
    • Tying off the belay
  • Raising systems: 3:1 hauling with a prusik, 5:1 hauling 
  • Lowering systems: Munter hitch, redirected ATC
  • Rappelled the wrong way. Rope stuck. Now what? Double rope ascending using prusiks
  • Multi-pitch rappel review
  • Hurt partner on an alpine rock route? Learn how to tandem rappel

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

 

Ratio

1:6 (minimum 4)

guide : participants

 

Fee

$119.00 +GST (1 day)

$25 +GST transportation

Note: Vancouver -> Climbing area
Pick-up at Seabus or major transportation terminus in Vancouver.

Dates

June 25th - FINISHED

July 15th - FINISHED

July 29th - FINISHED

Aug 12th - OPEN

Sept 16th - OPEN

Note: Contact VMG for other dates or large groups. 

 

Equipment

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  • Harness,
  • Helmet (climbing) 
  • Belay device (ATC Guide)
  • Chalk bag
  • Approach shoes 
  • 5 locking carabiners (pear shape)
  • 2 x Double length sling (120cm)
  • 2 x Cordelette (5m x 7mm cord)
  • 1 x 19" Sterling Hollow Block

Note: VMG will supply equipment you do not have.

 

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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.