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Date Friday  4/21/2017
Event Title Rock Self Rescue 2
Start Time 12:00 AM
End Time 12:00 AM
Status Approved
Group Price $75.00
Leader Price Free
Available Participants 5
Type Members Only (Programs/Education)


Boulder Clubroom, Table Mesa Shopping Center, 607 South Broadway, Suite G, Boulder, CO 80305

For more info Contact

Lea Gaugler,


Lectures: Tues, 3/21 & Thurs, 3/23  6-9PM

Field Trip, Sat 3/25 all day

This class expands upon the skills learned in Rock Self Rescue I.  The techniques taught will focus on rescuing a second (Rescuing the leader is more complex and risky).  The pace for the class will be fast, with no remedial instruction, so please be solid with friction hitches, Munter, and Munter-mule, as these will be used extensively.


This class should be considered a seminar, and there is no final exam or graduation certificate. The instructors will demonstrate the techniques and the students will have an opportunity to practice them in class, but proficiency only comes from repeated practice. The students will be responsible for practicing on their own to become proficient.

Skills taught will include:

* Lowering systems (Munter, redirect, with GriGri, from ATC-guide mode)

* Ascending methods (friction hitches, ATC-guide, GriGri)

* Raising systems (climber assist raise, 3:1, 5:1)

* Rappelling with transition to counter-balance rappel and then to tandem rappel

Additional skills if there is time during field trip:

* Taking over a belay

* Counter-balance ascending to pick off climber

* Making a harness out of climbing rope 

* Rapid summit evacuation

* Rappel with a too short rope

2 Interactive Lectures, 1 Field Trip

Prerequisite: Rock Self Rescue I, Rock Seconding School or Basic Rock School (pre-2016).  Rock Lead School or Sport Lead Clinic highly preferred.  Preference will be given to Boulder Group instructors, and the class will be free to those who agree to instruct it in the future.


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.