Canyon Rigging & Rescue

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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

  • belay systems

  • 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.


Custom Training 

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.   

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