Rock Rescue Skills

Course Details

Rock climbing has inherent hazards such as falling, rockfall and errors in route-finding. Mishaps do happen when venturing out onto the big rock routes.  We will show you how to deal with problems that arise when climbing more committing routes.

CanRock Mountain Guides Rope Rescue Skills course involves techniques and skills used commonly by ACMG/IFMGA Climbing Guides.  We have extensive background in how to teach these techniques.

This program is for intermediate to advanced level climbers.

This course will take place at a venue in beautiful Banff National Park or surrounding areas.

This is a 2 day course that takes place typically on a weekend with a 4:1 ratio with an ACMG Mountain Guide with over 20years of guiding and instructional experience.

Course Costs

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*Please add 5% sales tax to the above amounts. *Additional expenses such as food, gear rental, park fees, transportation or accommodation not included. 4:1 Student to ACMG Instructor Ratio

rock rescue course

Course Dates

May 29th and 30th 2021

June 5th and 6th 2021

June 12th and 13th 2021

June 19th and 20th 2021

June 26th and 27th 2021

July 3rd and 4th 2021

July 10th and 11th 2021

Course Information

Rope Rescue Skills is an advanced level course for climbers.


  • Learn how to tie off the belay and get hands free to make a call for help.
  • Learn how to transfer the load off of yourself onto an anchor point.
  • Lowering techniques using one rope.
  • Tying two ropes together to facilitate a longer lower in an emergency.
  • Raising a partner up to your anchor.
  • Climbing a loaded rope with prussiks or other rope clamps devices.
  • Descending techniques using rescue or tandem rappels.
  • Learn how to construct a block and tackle which facilitates a changeover from raise to lower or vice versa.

By the end of this course you will gain confidence knowing that you will be able to deal with a variety of scenarios. The type of accidents that potentially can happen when you are high up and committed on a big climbing route.

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