2 day Rock & rope rescue course March 6, 2021

This is a 2-day outdoor rock climbing rope rescue and problem-solving course.

Rope rescue 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.



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
  • Harness
  • 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.



Course Highlights


  • Prussicing up & down ropes
  • Release a jammed belay device
  • Release a jammed abseil device
  • Lowering off an unachievable climb

Peer rescue

  • 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 rescue

  • 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

Contact us today


Phone: +64 3 329 9076                                Email: admin@oenz.co.nz

Course Highlights

*Minimum people needed to run a course

Course booking form

Participant Details

Participant details

Please enter details for each participant you're booking for (even if they're the same as entered above).


Course cost

Course Cost: $ NZD

You can choose to complete your booking using Credit/Debit Card (via Paypal - PayPal account is not required), or by using your Paypal account. If you would like to make payment by Internet Banking or request an invoice please contact us in advance.
* PayPal charges a 3.5% processing fee.


Which meeting location would you prefer to be picked up from?

Other Details


Contact us at
+64 3 329 9076

Other Course Dates

Please contact us for more dates!

Course Timing

9:00 to 4:00pm