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Introduction to Improvised Rope Rescue (IRR1)

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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.

Aim

Develop the building blocks of improvised rope rescue so that a climbing party is able to execute self rescue in basic situations.

Objectives
  • 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.
Prerequisites
  • 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 info@peakstratagem.com.

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