rock climb - high-angle self rescue weekend - October 14, 2023
A 2-day workshop for high-angle self rescue. There will be 4 sessions, 2 each day (morning & afternoon). Each session will take place in slightly different parts of Big Cottonwood Canyon, but all down low in the canyon. Helmets required. A $15/person donation per session is suggested, making the total suggested donation $60/person for all 4 sessions. Session 1 will cover escaping the belay to allow effecting a rescue, session 2 will be ascending a fixed (loaded) rope, session 3 is on anchors and raising systems (Z-pulleys), and session 4 is on tandem rappels with an injured climber. Bring all your rescue gear, but rock shoes are not suggested. Closed-toe footwear recommended, and preferably approach shoes or boots. All sessions will begin with a discussion of the topic, and a demonstration of the skills, and then the group will break up into small teams to practice the skills. Please let the organizer know if you will attend, to ensure adequate loaner gear and ropes are available. Meet at the P&R lot in BCC each morning at 0930, and we will then go to the location for the first session. The second session will take place after a lunch break, and will be in a different location than the morning session.