Self-Rescue For Climbers 1-Day

Learn the skills necessary to implement a single-pitch rock rescue. This course offers the tools needed to take care of the problem before it becomes a institutional rescue. Truly a must have skill set for all climbers.

Skills taught but not limited to:

  • Knots and hitches for rescue scenarios
  • Hands free systems
  • Escaping the belay and belay takeover
  • Rescue raises (3:1) and lowers
  • Ascending the rope
  • Counter-balanced rescue
  • Risk manangement for rescue avoidance

Client Expectations:
Climbers will benefit with prior climbing experience, solid rope handling skills.

Equipment Provided:
All ropes and anchors systems  for self rescue systems. Download our gear list for participants required equipment.

Garden of the Gods
Red Rocks Open Space
Cheyenne Canyon
Elevenmile Canyon
Turkey Rock

2021 Public Course Dates:

  • August 7
  • October 9

See our Calendar for public course dates.

Public Course Pricing


  • 8 hour public course (1-day)
  • Price is per person
  • 4:1 max. ratio
  • 2:1 min. ratio to run course

Call 719-368-9524 or contact us to book this course for one or more climbers.

As always, this course can be scheduled any day of the week as private instruction. Private courses for 3 or more climbers qualify for discounted rates.

Private Course Pricing

1 climber, 1 guide

2 climbers, 1 guide

3 climbers, 1 guide

4 climbers, 1 guide

  • 8 hour private (1-day)
  • Prices are per person
  • 4:1 max. ratio (or 8:2)

Call 719-368-9524 or contact us to book a private for one or more climbers.

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Pikes Peak Alpine School operates under special use permits from the USDA Forest Service, Pike National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider & employer

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