Intermediate Improvised Rope Rescue (IRR2) Course
Student to Guide Ratio — 4:1
Sat, Jun 23/18 - Sun, Jun 24/18 (2 days)
425 / Person
Improvised Rope Rescue encompasses a skill set that becomes necessary when a leader or second falls and is injured, or when a second is unable to climb to a top anchor.
Consolidate the building blocks of improvised rope rescue so that a climbing party is able to execute self rescue in more complex situations, like traverses and leader falls beyond half the rope.
- Confident using the “block and tackle” to escape from an irreversible system.
- Confident setting up a direct haul system and adding mechanical advantage.
- Confident lowering with a back-up.
- Confident ascending and traversing the rope with double prusiks or a prusik and belay device.
- Confident setting up a counter balance rappel to rescue a victim below an anchor.
- Confident setting up a tandem rappel.
- Perform a series of rescue scenarios while climbing, including traverses.
- Introduction to Improvised Rope Rescue (IRR1)
- Learn to Lead (R2)
- Confident belaying a lead climber.
- Confident climbing 5.6 sport rock climbs.
- Confident building simple climbing anchors off 2 bolts.
- Confident top belaying a second from an anchor.
- Confident threading an anchor for lowering off or rappelling.
- Confident rappelling with a personal backup.
- Confident tying the following knots: Figure 8, Rewoven Figure 8, Figure 8 on a Bight, Overhand.
- Confident tying the following hitches: Clove, Prusik, Italian.
- Confident tying off a belay device or an Italian hitch with the slippery overhand knot.
*Prerequisites are recommended for an optimum learning opportunity.
If you have questions about how your experience relates to the prerequisites, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.