Climbing can take you to some amazing places, to boldly venture where few dare, but there are some 'what-ifs':

  • What if your second can't make the hard move, and the sea's come in?
  • What if you abseil into you route and find that you can't climb out and escape? 
  • What if your partner is knocked out by a falling rock?

Self rescue skills are a lot like 1st aid skills, its best to know what to do if things go wrong, but hope you never need to! 

With the confidence of knowing you can deal with whatever happens, wherever you are, your climbing can take you further - big sea cliffs and remote mountain crags are waiting for you, just don't turn up unprepared...

Courses are built to suit your needs, but as a guide there are two levels of self rescue, each taking about a day and may cover the following aspects:

Basic Self Rescue:

  • Tying off a belay device
  • Simple escape the system
  • Assisted hoist
  • Safe abseiling
  • Prusiking up a rope
  • Avoiding common problems
  • Improvising belay device and harness

Advanced Self Rescue:

  • Hoisting
  • Escaping the system
  • Evacuating the crag with a casualty
  • Abseiling and lowering past a knot

All of the above rescue techniques just require the equipment you normally climb with, plus two prussik loops and a little bit of thinking...

Discounts available for BMC affiliated clubs.

Course Duration:

1 Day - 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Course Location:

Gower Coast, Brecon Beacons, Porthcawl. (see activity map)

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