training, climbing 289 section 1

High-angle self-rescue for climbers (and canyoneers and....), first part. We are doing a 4-part self-rescue skills experience. This first part will cover the high-level overview of high-angle self-rescue of a team, and the first step in a rescue: Escaping a belay. We will cover the gear required (and desired) and the skills needed to escape a belay in typical climbing situations. After introduction and discussion, everyone will practice the skills to escape a belay. Helmets required, and bring ALL your standard climbing gear. Prussiks, ascenders, spare 'biners, etc. will be very helpful. Those without the necessary gear will learn what they need to go acquire. Those who have not read either Mountaineering: Freedom of the Hills, or the John Long self-rescue book will want to get one and read up. $10 climb fund donation requested (for the complete series).

Organizer:Paul Gettings or Steve Duncan
Phone:801-599-7311 or 801-680-9236
Date:Tue Aug 9 2016
Meeting Place:Gate Buttress pullout, 1.25 miles up Little Cottonwood Canyon on the North side of the road. The workshop will be at the Gate Boulder just North of the parking area.
Meeting Time:5:00 pm