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Name: Rock Rescue
Starts: Sat Jul 04, 2020
Meetup: TBA
Return: Sat Jul 04, 2020

Registration opens: Mon Jun 15, 2020
Event category: Guided Instruction
Difficulty grade: B5  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: No
Max participants: 6

Organizer: Oudina Cherfi
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Participant Information

***This course is taught by Vancouver Mountain Guides (for more info use this link, for payment use link on Payment below). VMG is offering a special price (33% off) for BCMC members of $100.87 + GST (regular price for non-members: $149 + GST).***

*** For transportation, please follow BCMC COVID-19 guidlines at the top of the BCMC trip list.***


ACMG guides provide instruction to quickly and safely handle many rescue situations. The skills you learn are the foundation for a future of safe climbing.

Courses are in Squamish from 8am - 4pm. Meet your Guide at Climb On in downtown Squamish at 8am. Please come 15 minutes early if you need to rent shoes or shop at Climb On. Your guide will go over the waiver and get you to sign it then check equipment before moving to the crag. Plan to be back at the cars by 4pm.  


-Decision making: committing to a rescue, going for help, emergency plans, communication, who can help?

-Accidents review: learning from past experiences, reading accident reports

-What goes in your pack? First aid kits, cell phones, knife, headlamp, etc

-How to deal with an emergency: CPR on a vertical wall? What goes in a climbers first aid kit?

-Bailing kit: extra cord, webbing, maillons, leaving gear? How do I bail? Planning descent options.

-Escaping an autolock belay:



-Load transfers with prusik

-Tying off the belay

-Raising systems: 3:1 hauling with a prusik, 5:1 hauling

-Lowering systems: Munter hitch, redirected ATC

-Rappelled the wrong way. Rope stuck. Now what? Double rope ascending using prusiks

-Multi-pitch rappel review

-Hurt partner on an alpine rock route? Learn how to tandem rappel



Experience lead climbing, and rappelling or Level 3 Rock. This course is an introduction to advanced rock climbing rescue systems. We will review multi-directional trad anchors then move into complex rescue systems. 


Equipment: Due to covid-19, it's best to have everything ready for the course.


-Helmet (climbing)

-Belay device (ATC Guide)

-Chalk bag

-Approach shoes

-4 x locking carabiners (pear shape)

-2 x carabiners (non-locking)

-2 x double length sling (120cm)

-2 x cordalette (5m x 7mm cord)

-1 x Sterling Hollow Block 13.5”


Note: VMG will supply equipment you do not have.


Please carefully read and understand the waiver below. Your guide will provide a waiver you are required to sign before participating. 

Waiver Form


Online Payment:

To register for this course, follow these steps:

(1) Click "Join this Trip" on the left side of the page. You will be added to the Waiting List
(2) Once on the Waiting List , click this link VMG and follow the prompts to complete your payment.
(3) Forward your confirmation email to courses@bcmc.ca and you will be added to the Confirmed List.
(4) Keep your eye on your email inbox for further updates.

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