An in-depth rock climbing self rescue course taught by AMGA certified rock guides who will teach you the world-standard in how to perform self-rescue on rock and get an injured partner off a multi-pitch rock climb. This is valuable knowledge for rock climbers who are venturing on to multi-pitch rock climbs.

Rock self rescue instruction includes:

  • Escaping the belay & transferring the load
  • Raises with mechanical advantage and lowers
  • Ascending the rope
  • Multi-pitch Rappel techniques with an injured partner
  • Basic first aid concerns

We begin with a quick review of all the knots, rock anchor building and protection placement. We then move on to teaching all the components of rock self-rescue. If you master everything taught in this rescue course, you should be able to handle just about any emergency situation you will find on a multi pitch rock climb.

We put it all together at the end of the course in a scenario on the rock that includes everything you've learned.


Thanks again Dave. Great course!
— Michael A.


Guests on this course should have the ability to top rope face and crack climbs up to 5.8 in difficulty and be familiar with anchor building and protection placement. Some leading experience is helpful but not required

2015 DATES 

May 9-10
June 6-7
August 29-30

Custom dates available April though November



COST: $375


  • All technical rock climbing equipment except rock climbing shoes is provided (rentals available)
  • AMGA certified guides