Canyon Rigging & Rescue
Canyon Rigging & rescue...
Canyon Rigging & Rescue focuses on self rescue and companion rescue, quick access to an injured or stranded patient/group from above or below, providing escape assistance and applying specialized rescue techniques in situations that do not require a litter. This course is ideally suited to recreational climbers and canyoneers, professional guides, backcountry rescue personnel, the special operations community and aspiring rope rescue technicians.
We will spend 4 days together going over core concepts with some time spent in a classroom type environment and the bulk of the time outdoors putting the freshly acquired skills to use.
Technical skills covered
selecting and using multi-purpose gear
adapting light-weight ropes and gear for technical rescue
anchor considerations in rescue
specialized single-rope and twin-rope rigging
converting static rigging to lowering
dropped loop lift (2:1)
basic mechanical advantage haul systems
converting top rope belay to raise
guide ropes and tag lines for rappelling, lowering and raising
skate blocks for raising
ascending and transitions on fixed ropes
tandem rappels and pick-offs
balancier pick-off on tensioned rope
improvised patient carries
Duration: 4 Days
Please check our calendar of events for a current list of scheduled training sessions.
Training can also be customized and scheduled based on your availability. Feel free to contact us any time to inquire about your desired topic and we can discuss available dates and participant minimums.