Rock Climbing Level 4 – Rescue

We often don’t want to think about if, but accidents happen and being ready to deal with different emergency situations while at the crag or on a remote multi-pitch climb is essential and should be required by all climbing partners. This course is focused on preparing you with the necessary ropes skills to undertake many types of self-rescue scenarios.

Learning Outcome: 

  • Review of knots, belay and rappel tehniques
  • Gear review
  • Rescue rappels
  • How to Escape the belay
  • Ascending ropes
  • Lower and raising systems using ratchets, clutches and other techniques to keep you safe
  • Rescue pulley systems
  • Rescue systems and exit strategies

Location: Squamish
Duration: 6 hours
Distance: Up to 1hr approach
Terrain: Well maintained trails
Difficulty: Moderate to challenging
Ratio: 6 to 1
Prerequisites: Good fitness level

Itinerary for Rock Climbing Safety Course

Meet at Squamish Adventure Centre parking lot
Finish: 4.00pm


Good hiking and climbing shoes and personal equipment required
Harness and helmet available if needed

Rescue gear provided for practice and scenarios

I can attest to the extensive local knowledge, the very high technical level of instruction, the constant attention to safety and the never-ending energy and enthusiasm. The boys learned some real backcountry skills while having a lot of fun in a very positive environment.

Alex Marangoni / Guelph, ON