About the Course
What will you do if a lightning storm rolls while you are 400 feet above the ground? Or maybe someone gets sick, hurt or just plain scared when the ground is too far away to make an easy retreat. Maybe your rope gets damaged or you drop some crucial piece of equipment. Do you have what it takes to get yourself and your partner off the mountain? The sad reality is that many climbers venture into terrain beyond their skill set. Don't get yourself into a situation that you can't fix!
Our 2-day Self Rescue Course is designed to teach you all the skills you need to know to save the day when things go south. Just a few of the topics covered include load transfers, bridges, belay escapes, knot passing, hauling systems, rope ascension, rescue spiders, and much, much more! These are self rescue skills that every multi-pitch climber should know. This course can be directed toward the single-pitch environment in a 1-day course (good for sport climbers!).
Aspiring multi-pitch climbers or those wishing to take our Intro To Multi-Pitch Course should strongly consider pairing it with the Self Rescue Course!
Rates for Instructional Courses
In efforts to make our instructional courses more accessible and affordable for aspiring outdoor climbers, we have a special discounted instructional rate of $330 for up to 3 participants. For groups of more than 3 climbers it is an additional $110/climber. Climbers are encouraged to bring their own gear to practice with, however, Stone Adventures will provide any needed rock climbing equipment at no extra cost. All courses are 6 hours long, taught by a full time professional rock climbing guide and the curriculum is up-to-date with the standards of the Professional Climbing Guide Institute (PCGI) and American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA). Last but not least, the courses are held outside in beautiful Joshua Tree National Park!