Self Rescue

US475 per person

Next Trip: MAY 6-7TH & SEPT 9-10TH

Trip Details:
When your partner gets injured, you rappelled past the anchor, or the terrain is simply too hard, having a handful of tricks up your sleeve could make the difference between having a small misadventure or having to call for a rescue. In this clinic, you will learn and practice the skills to get you and your climbing partner to safety when your multi-pitch doesn’t go as planned. Taught as a 4:1 guide to client ratio to give you the in depth instruction that this course requires. Location: Eastern Sierra

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This class goes over technical skills needed to avoid accidents and deal with accidents if they happen. We’ll learn ways to set up multi pitch rappels for maximum safety and efficiency. We’ll go over all the ways the most common accidents can occur and learn how to avoid them and how to deal with them should they occur. Prerequisites for the class are solid foundation in anchor building and gear placements and some experience with multi pitch climbing.

Student to guide ratio 4:1

**This in an intermediate/advanced level clinic. Prerequisites: Intro to Multi-pitch clinic, plus personal multi-pitch experience (sport or trad) OR multi-pitch experience, including the ability to build an equalized anchor, belay from above and set-up a rappel without coaching.

  • Departure
    Eastern Sierra
  • Dress Code
    See Tour Plan
Tour Plan and Info
This is a skills intensive course and will be focused on developing proficiency with techniques on the ground, then transferring them into a vertical (single-pitch setting).   *Note: the course involves ground school and hanging in your harness working on skills and includes very little rock climbing! We teach this at a 4:1 guide to student ratio to give you the in depth instruction this course requires.  

This 2-day clinic will cover the following:

  • Mastery of ATC guide or Reverso (or other tube-style locking belay devices) - They are useful for SO MUCH MORE than just belaying!
  • Load transfers - belay escape, passing a knot, unweighting a stuck haul bag, etc.
  • Rope ascension
  • Rappels - preventing things from going wrong and what to do when things do go wrong.
  • Hauling systems
  • Practice scenarios that involve practical application of the above skills


  • 2 full days of climbing instruction - expect to be out from 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Climbing equipment - personal climbing gear (harness, helmet, shoes and belay device) and group gear (ropes and hardware)

Does NOT include:

  • Meals/beverages
  • Transport to and from the climbing area

Your Instructor: Miranda Oakley