Introduction to Improvised Rope Rescue (IRR1) Course
Student to Guide Ratio — 6:1
Sat, Jun 16/18 - Sun, Jun 17/18 (2 days)
375 / Person
Introduction to 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.
Develop the building blocks of improvised rope rescue so that a climbing party is able to execute self rescue in basic situations.
- Confident tying off a belay device using the slippery overhand knot.
- Confident tying off an Italian hitch using the slippery overhand knot.
- Comfortable using the “block and tackle” to escape from an irreversible system.
- Comfortable setting up a direct haul system and adding mechanical advantage.
- Comfortable lowering with a back up.
- Comfortable setting up a counter balance rappel to rescue a victim below an anchor.
- Perform a series of rescue scenarios while climbing.
- 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 Fig
- Confident tying the following hitches: Clove, Prusik.
*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.