Rope Rescues & Haul Systems (Crevasse & Multi-pitch Rescues) July 1, 2023

This is a 2-day rope skills & rescue course focussing on haul systems for multi-pitch and crevasse rescue.


This course focuses on developing a climber’s skill set to deal with rescue scenarios whilst out climbing, whether at the crag or in the mountains. By the end of the course, you should feel confident to perform rescues in various scenarios. This course is popular with people seeking to further their knowledge of rope rescues and haul systems.

We will cover crevasse rescue, multi-pitch haul systems, and sport and trad rescues, which all share the same basic rope systems.

This course is also suitable for people working towards a rock climbing Instructors award, such as NZOIA Rock1 or NZOIA Rock2 (New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association).



This course is delivered in Christchurch at one of the many climbing areas on the Port Hills. We do not need snow to teach the crevasse rescue component of this course.


Many people travel to attend our courses, and we like to make it easy. Transport could be tricky to organize if you’re 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 borrow if you don’t own climbing gear, easy as.

If you plan on bringing your own gear or borrowing from a friend, here’s 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 optimise on our instructors’ knowledge and recommendations and purchase the right stuff.



Rock and ropes rescue courses run from November to July each year. Talk to our friendly team if you would like to organize a custom course or private training.

Visit our COURSE CALENDAR for course dates and prices.


PRICE: $649







  • Prussicking up & down ropes
  • Release a jammed belay device
  • Release a jammed abseil device




Multi-pitch rescue

  • Escaping the system
  • Abseiling with a casualty
  • Multi-pitch abseil descent with an injured climber.
  • Rescue an injured lead climber and lower off multi-pitch route (NZOIA rock 2 rescue)




Haul Systems

  • Assisted hoist (drop loop)
  • Unassisted hoist (drop loop)
  • Unassisted hoist 5:1
  • Use of progress capture devices (Auto-block, locking pulleys, belay device, prussic)


“All round exellent – we had a small gorup so the course was tailored to our needs. Learned heaps! – Maia Mleninsop, Christchurch

“The instructor was open, easy to communicate with, inclusive and had an easy going positive air”- Eli Foley

“I feel much more confident going out climbing now” – James, Sydney Austrailia


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