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 an 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

Course Prerequisites:
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 Rock Canyon Open Space
Cheyenne Canyon
Elevenmile Canyon
Turkey Rock
Shelf Road

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.

Public Course Dates 2024

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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