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Self Rescue for Climbers

1 Day course

£90 pp

Course ratio: 1:6

Location: Peak District

Rock climbing is a wonderful and thrilling sport, yet sometimes things can go wrong. Would you know what to do if your partner was injured half way up a route? What if your second wasn't able to make it up the route you just led? 


Having the skills and know-how to help you out in a tight spot whilst out enjoying your day at the crag is an essential part of a climber’s skillset.


Our Self Rescue for Climbers one day course is designed to equip you with a tool kit of knowledge to help you if the worst should happen. 

All of our courses are run by highly qualified and experienced Mountaineering and Climbing Instructors (formerly MIA) who are members of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors, so you know you are in good hands when it comes to knowledge, safety and tailored, progressive teaching to help you get the most from your course.

Course content:

  • Tying off a belay plate

  • Hoisting

  • Lowering a climber

  • Lowering past a knot

  • Escaping the system

  • Self protected abseiling and accompanied abseils

  • Ascending a rope

  • Choosing appropriate self rescue kit

  • Additional skills can be added depending on the experience and requirements of the group

Course requirements:

Course participants must have traditional lead climbing experience and a good understanding of belay/ anchor set ups to get the most out of this course. We recommend our Better Belays workshop or our Introduction to Trad Lead Climbing course if you feel you may need more experience and skills before attending this course.  


Get in touch with us to discuss if you're not sure if this course is suitable for you.

Course dates remaining 2022/2023:

Tuesday 18 October 2022

Monday 31 October 2022

Sunday 5 March 2023

Tuesday 4 April 2023

Sunday 7 May 2023

Tuesday 30 May 2023

Monday 10 July 2023

Outline of the day:

We will meet at the crag venue car park (car sharing options may be available) and after an initial meet and greet, we'll head out to the crag for the day. Your instructor will introduce new skills gradually, building upon each one throughout the day in order to give you the best possible progressive teaching. The day will come to an end at 4pm, with time to feedback with your instructor and to discuss the next steps for your climbing progression.

Kit to bring:

  • All climbing safety equipment can be provided

  • Harness and helmet (these can also be borrowed)

  • Plenty of warm clothing

  • Waterproof jacket and waterproof trousers

  • Suncream, sun hat and sunglasses

  • Plenty of food, snacks and water

  • Please feel free to bring your own climbing rack as you can then learn the skills with the gear you already have

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