personal climbing rescue skills course in snowdonia
Ideal for anyone looking to be more aware of potential problems that could arise while out climbing and how to prevent them.
WHAT DOES THE
How many times have you been climbing outside and wished you knew how to deal with simple problems that may have appeared?
As a climber, we have chosen to deliberately place ourselves in awkward places and sometimes things develop that we have not control over and then need to find some solutions to our problem! No fancy technical gear is carried on this course or complicated solutions shown, rather we will just use what we carry on our harness and find the simplest and safest method to deal with the problem. Real life situations will be simulated in single and multi pitch environments. The key message from this course is being aware of what could go wrong and how to prevent situations occurring! It will equip you with further knowledge to be more self reliant when climbing.
The first day will be be spent looking at the individual skills at a single pitch crag. The following day we'll work at a smaller ratio to allow us to get onto more complex terrain and problems.
These are the skills and type of scenarios that we will look at over the two days;
Avoiding getting into problems initially..
Analysing your options when something occurs
Use of prussics and mechanical devices such as the Ropeman
Tying off the plate
Protecting personal abseils
Lowering under load
Assisted and unassisted Hoist
Methods of ascending the rope
Escaping the system to allow more independence to deal with the situation
How to deal with your second who has fallen off and can't get back on
Dealing with your second who has climbed past a runner
Dealing with stuck ropes
Getting to your second who is injured
Escaping a large mountain crag or sea cliff
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS...
DO I NEED PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE?
To ensure you get the most from this course, you will have either attended my Advanced Climber Course or have a reasonable amount of experience lead climbing with good belaying skills.
WHO WILL RUN MY COURSE?
All courses are run by myself, occasionally if I have to use another Instructor then I will inform you of that. I don’t use instructors unknown to me or who aren’t close friends. The small team that I use are equally as qualified, experienced and keen to share their enthusiasm of the mountains in a relaxed and safe manner.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?
All specialist equipment such as harnesses, helmets can be provided however if you have your any of your own technical gear then you are welcome to bring it along. I will send you a detailed kit list once you confirm your place.
WHERE DO WE MEET?
All my courses are run in Snowdonia from Llanberis or Capel Curig.I will confirm the time and place when you reserve your place.
All instruction and specialist equipment like ropes and climbing hardware.
WHAT"S NOT INCLUDED
You will need to complete a booking form and full payment will need to be made at the time of booking.
If you have other questions that you haven’t been able to find the answer to on my website, then just drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHERE CAN I STAY?
There is a full range of accommodation options in Snowdonia to suit every budget and taste. The ones suggested in FAQ operate independently from Paul Poole Mountaineering.