2 Day Rope Skills and Self Rescue Course
This is a 2-day rope skills & self-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 of rock climbing rope skills.
This course is also suitable for people working towards a rock climbing Instructor award such as NZOIA Rock1 or NZOIA Rock2 (New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association).
Where is this Rope Skills & self 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.
Travelling 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’re planning 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 prussic
We recommend holding off purchasing any new climbing gear until after the course. Why not buy new stuff? So you can optimism on your instructors’ knowledge and recommendations and purchase the right stuff.
When is the next course?
Rock and ropes rescue courses run from November to April 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
- 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 descent with an injured climber.
- Rescue an injured lead climber and lower off multi-pitch route (NZOIA rock 2 rescue)
“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