Self Rescue Class with Richard of the Outdoor Adventure Club

This is a professionally guided/instructed class:

I'm teaching a Self Rescue Class for the Outdoor Adventure Club this Saturday at Cragmont in the Berkeley Hills, and I thought some people from the Meetup may be interested in taking the class. Information about the class can be found here: http://www.outdooradventureclub.com/trips/rock-climbing/climbers-self-rescue-one-day.html

The class is a full day, hands on class. You'll learn and practice a series of skills including:
-Belaying from above using a Grigri, Reverso and Munter Hitch
-Using friction hitches such as the Prussik, Autoblock and Klemheist
-Belay escapes
-Load transfer systems, like the Munter Mule Overhand
-Raising systems, including 3:1 haul, 2:1 on a 3:1, and the assisted 3:1
-Improvised ascent systems
Counter-balance and multi-person rappel systems

The class is normally $150, but members of the Rock Clbiming Meetup can claim the discounted member price of $125 for the class. To claim the discounted price just put the word "meetup" after your name when you register.

This is a condensed version of our very successful two-day Self Rescue Class. We cover the same material in both classes. The difference between the one day and two day versions is the amount of review we can do at the start of the class, and the number of scenarios we can practice with the skills taught in the class. The skills taught in both classes are identical, though.

Technically there are no prerequisites for the class, but people who have taken a thorough Gear and Anchor Class tend to do well in the class.

Let me know if you have any questions about the class. I'm happy to help you figure out if the class is right for you.

For more information about the class and to register, follow this link: http://www.outdooradventureclub.com/trips/rock-climbing/climbers-self-rescue-one-day.html

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  • Richard B.

    Thanks for the positive feedback, guys! I really enjoy teaching these classes. It genuinely stokes me out to see people "get it", especially people who come to these classes thinking that it's over their head.
    Climb safe, have fun!

    May 22, 2013

  • Brandon

    Great class as always. Again, Richard focuses on learning how to solve problems, not memorizing canned solutions.

    May 12, 2013

  • barry o.

    Fun group,,Richards teaching method is positive and Fun,I would recommend is program go learning rock climbing

    May 12, 2013

  • barry o.

    Fun group,,Richards teaching method is positive and Fun,I would recommend is program go learning rock climbing

    May 12, 2013

  • Richard B.

    Hey Natalie,
    It may be possible for me to find a second guide to help out. If I can, we can take more people. I'll let you know as soon as I can.

    May 10, 2013

  • Natalie

    Is anyone driving from San Francisco/north Berkeley bart?

    May 10, 2013

  • Natalie

    This sounds great, I've been meaning to take a class like this. I have a friend who is interested in joining as well, if there is still space.

    May 10, 2013

  • barry o.

    Looking forward to the class, Im a experienced climber out of climbing shape but a good chance to review skills. I plan to so High angle rescue later in the year so it will be a good tuneup

    May 9, 2013

    • Richard B.

      Hey Barry, Glad you're joining the class. I'll send you the class details and handout to your email. See you on Saturday!

      May 9, 2013

  • Richard B.

    Hey Brandon! Looking forward to seeing you there on Saturday.

    May 9, 2013

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