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Self Rescue

The world of Rock Climbing is an adventurous one and as such, is often filled with the unexpected.  Part of being a competent and well-rounded climber involves not only the skills to climb safely, but also the skills necessary to manage unforeseen circumstances.

Price:   $275+hst

Duration: 2 Days

Misty Forest

Who should take this course?

This course is recommended for anyone who climbs outdoors.  

Our Basic Self Rescue course is designed to be an introduction to the world of Self Rescue primarily focusing on the single pitch environment, while introducing fundamentals that are applicable to all climbing endeavors.  Participants will find themselves taking a deeper look at hazard/risk assessment, developing essential self-rescue skills, and applying them under experienced supervision.

What will you learn?

Course skills/concepts covered include but are not limited to:

  • Rappelling with a damaged section of rope.

  • Escaping a belay, ground and top belay.

  • Taking over a belay.

  • Escaping a belay system.

  • Ascending/Descending a single or double rope.

  • Improvised belay/rappel devices.

  • Lowering a climber from the top. 

  • 3:1 Assist system, for top belay.


Climbers must have completed a GG Intro 101 course or possess competent equivalent knowledge. Additionally, it is recommended that participants have a competent understanding of lead belaying, top-belaying using an auto-blocking device, and have a minimum of 12 days of outdoor climbing experience.

Time / Location

This course runs from 8am to 4pm both days, at our Chebucto Head location and our Sorrows End location. (In order to provide the best instruction possible, we may on occasion choose a different start time and location depending on weather or other concerns).


Upcoming Course Dates - 2024

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