Intermediate Improvised Rope Rescue (IRR2)

Intermediate Improvised Rope Rescue (IRR2) Course

Student to Guide Ratio — 4:1

Schedule a date that suits you

Sat, Jun 23/18 - Sun, Jun 24/18 (2 days)

425 / Person

ntermediate Improvised Rope Rescue (IRR2)

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.

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