technical Self-rescue course

Technical sef-rescue for climbers and mountaineers

1 day course

Even on short 50 foot sport climbs or on hundreds feet walls, rock climbing is full of unforeseen events that can determine our progress or success:

  • What should we do if it’s getting late and dark and we need to rappel down the route?
  • What should we do if our follower is injured and needs help?

When we go to the mountain, we must be prepared, so it is necessary to know the basic self-rescue techniques that can save us to spend a cold night hanging on the wall. These techniques are simple, using versatile material, not only useful in case of an accident but can be used at any time during the route.

This course is about how to use this type of gear properly, but also we will work on technical skills such as setting bombproof belays with little material, how to protect factor 2 falls, rappelling safely, etc.

course contents

  • Self-Rescue Hauling – 2:1, 3:1, 5:1, 6:1
  • Pulley Systems
  • Load Transfers
  • Lowering Systems – with a munter-hitch and autoblocking device
  • Anchor Systems
  • Rope Climbing Techniques – with a friction-hitch system, with an autoblocking device
  • Belay Escapes – off an autoblocking device and off the body
  • Passing Knots
  • Multi-Pitch Descents with a Patient
  • Pick-Offs: patient pickoffs for self-rescue
  • Rappelling: classic rappel and counterbalance rappel techniques
  • Knots: figure-eight family, overhand, double-overhand-on-a-bite, bowline, double bowline, long-tail bowline
  • Bends: double-fisherman’s, overhand flat bend
  • Hitches: prusik
  • Load Releasable Hitches – munter-mule

equipment

We will provide all the required equipment: Helmets, Ropes, Harnesses, etc.

We do not provide climbing shoes, you will need to bring your pair.

If you have your own rock climbing gear, feel free to bring them along.

Note: Lunch is not provided.  Please bring water and food for the day and warm clothes depending on weather predictions.

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Fiona Healy
Fiona Healy
16:24 12 Nov 19
We hired Joseph to guide us through the via ferrata del Patacones, and we were so delighted we did. He put our fears at ease as soon as we met, was so patient and made the experience so enjoyable. I would definitely highly recommend him.... Thank You for a wonderful experience!!read more
Ben Erol
Ben Erol
10:55 09 Nov 19
Awesome day out with Josep Cedo!! Had lots of fun and experiences on the rocks. Josep is the perfect guide, very patient and helpful.read more
Spiezer Vier
Spiezer Vier
20:47 28 Sep 19
I spent a great sport climbing day in Siurana with TivissaRocks. Josep recommended fantastic routes in different sectors of the cracks and knew every route I tried and could help me with important details of the beta. I did fully enjoy the relaxed humerous and interesting company. I can abolutely recommend TivissaRocks for an easy-going and well secured safe climbing day. Thanks a lot Patricia for the awesome pictures!read more
Anna Reiners
Anna Reiners
00:28 03 Jun 19
I've climbed quite a bit, and also in Spain, but never had the opportunity to do a multi pitch there. I was so happy when I found out about TivissaRocks, and even happier about the actual experience. Josep Maria is a great teacher! He has this patience and calmness that directly transfers over to you (which comes in very handy in climbing!), really taking his time to explain everything to you. You can tell he is a very experienced and hard climber, and I always felt very safe with him. To top it all, he is very knowledgeable about the area including all its vegetation, so there's even more learning ; ) Thanks for this amazing experience - I'll be back!read more
Noemie Hans
Noemie Hans
13:14 26 May 19
Amazing half day spent on the Via Ferrata Dels Patacons. Josep is a very friendly guide and taught us many useful tips. Would definitely recommend it!read more
Røse Løpez
Røse Løpez
17:38 09 May 19
An outing to the mountain with great climbing start, Josep is a professional who transmits calm, serenity and security, he knows what he does and likesit a lot. His knowledge of the environment is invaluable, his ethics and professionalism make you feel comfy and happy outdoors!read more
Valeriya Zaytseva
Valeriya Zaytseva
14:48 26 Apr 19
100% recommendable climbing experience! we did an initiation course with Josep and Patricia and they made everything possible for us to have a smooth secure and enjoyable climbs. Very easy going, personal and highly professional team, made us feel very secure and definitely know what they are doing. Hope we will have another chance to climb with them!read more
Robert Schulte
Robert Schulte
12:42 21 Apr 19
My son has been on a competitive indoor climbing team for 2 yrs and is now transitioning to outdoor sport climbing. He had been obsessing about going to northern Spain to develop his skills, but I wanted to make sure he had professional guidance to do it safely. TivissaRocks was the perfect choice. Our guide/climbing partner got us to the crags in Siurana and Margalef with the right routes first for warm up and then to challenge my son's ability. Also, if my son wasn't trying to on-sight, he gave us detailed information about each route that our guide book doesn't provide. I highly recommend TivissaRocks' climbing partner services to anyone who is transitioning to outdoor climbing or to any intermediate or advanced climber who needs a partner to climb in Catalonia. Thanks again Josep, Patricia and Crag-dog Lynn for an unforgettable experience!read more
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