2 day Rock & rope rescue course March 6, 2021
This is a 2-day outdoor rock climbing rope rescue and problem-solving course.
The focus of this course is to develop a climbers skill set to deal with problems whilst out climbing. By the end of the course, you should feel confident to perform rescues in a variety of scenarios. This course is popular with people looking to further their knowledge in rock climbing and are already able to lead climb.
This course is also suitable for people working towards a sitting rock climbing Instructor awards NZOIA Rock1 or NZOIA Rock2.
Where is this Rope Rescue Course delivered?
This course is delivered in Christchurch at one of the many climbing areas on the Port Hills. If you would like this course to run in an area near you that please get in touch with our office.
Traveling from out of town?
Lots of people travel to attend our courses and we like to make it easy. Transport could be tricky to organize if your flying or coming from out of town. Talk to one of our friendly team about our pick-up/drop off service.
WHAT GEAR DO I NEED?
Nothing, we have everything available to hire if you don’t own climbing gear, easy as.
If you planning on bringing your own gear or borrowing from a friend here an idea of what to bring (We’ll send a full gear list upon booking ).
- Climbing helmet
- Belay/abseil device (ATC)
- Climbing shoes or snug fitting sports shoes
- Set of prussics
We recommend holding off purchasing any new climbing gear until after the course. Why not buy new stuff? so you can optimism on your instructor’s knowledge and recommendations and purchase the right stuff.
- Prussicing up & down ropes
- Release a jammed belay device
- Release a jammed abseil device
- Lowering off an unachievable climb
- Taking over belaying from an incapacitated belayer
- Top rope rescue (NZOIA rock 1 rescue)
- Cut-away/pick-off rescue
- Escaping the system
- Abseiling with a casualty
- Multi-pitch abseil decent with an injured climber.
- Rescue an injured lead climber and lower off multi-pitch route (NZOIA rock 2 rescue)
“The instructor was open, easy to communicate with, inclusive and had an easy going positive air”- Eli Foley
“The course progressed well, beautiful crags and great teaching” – Matt
“Awesome course- I feel much more confident going out climbing now” – James