The Self-Rescue Class should be taken by anyone who climbs outdoors, regardless of climbing skill.
*Please note: Gear and Anchor class or similar experience is a prerequisite for this class. There is a gear and anchor class scheduled for Saturday, Feb 11.
In this class, Richard Bothwell, CFO (Chief Fun Officer), Program Director and Owner of Outdoor Adventure Club, will prepare you to deal with common situations found in outdoor climbing, like what to do if your partner falls or is injured.
This is a one day "condensed" version of our full 2 day self rescue class. You'll learn to tie off a belay, escape the belay, how to rappel with an injured climber, how to set up 2:1, 3:1 and 6:1 haul systems, and how to build load transfer systems based on the Munter Mule knot.
The class is all day (9-5 or so). We'll be squeezing in as much information as possible, and working on applying the skills taught in realistic scenarios. It's entirely likely that we'll extend the class an hour or so to make sure you get plenty of time to learn, practice, and ask questions.
In addition to the rescue skills, you'll also learn (or review) several techniques for belaying from above, including using the Munter Hitch, Grigri/Cinch and Reverso/ATC Guide.
Dates: Feb 12, Sunday at Cragmont in Berkeley
Cost: $125 per person
The class is being offered and taught by the guides of the Outdoor Adventure Club. The Outdoor Adventure Club is offering this class to GYCO Meetup members for only $125 - that's a half off of their regular (two day) self rescue class for $250.
1. To register for the class you need to RSVP here, then pay for the class on the Outdoor Adventure Club website. You are not confirmed in the class until you make payment arrangements on the OAC site.
Click here for a link to the page on the OAC site and make payment
2. the minimum number of attendees is 3 people for this class to take place
3. the maximum number of attendees is 6 for one instructor and 12 for 2 instructors. Thus when waiting list becomes long, the class may open for more attendee, depending on availability of instructors.
If you have any questions about the class, please contact Richard through the meetup or via email at [masked]
What to bring:
* Your climbing gear (harness, ATC, quick draws, carabiners, webbing, shoes, helmets, ropes, and etc.)
* Layers of clothing
* A desire to learn and to be an active participant. This is a very hands on class.
Note: Climbing is serious & dangerous so if you choose to attend climb at your own risk. GYCO or meetup.com (or myself) is not liable or responsible for any injuries you may incur.