Sea Cliff Self Rescue: Core Skills
This course is a must-do for any climber. You will put yourself and friends at risk if you don’t have the skills and knowledge taught on this course.
This is a one day course for both leaders and seconds alike. The aim is to develop your climbing independence and confidence in navigating simple problems on single and multi-pitch climbs.
If you are interested in sea cliff climbing, multi-pitch climbing or keen to push your traditional climbing grade then these skills and knowledge will benefit your adventures.
You will have the opportunity to first explore the techniques below in a safe friendly learning environment, with the choice to increase the challenges later. The actual techniques covered will use the equipment usually carried by rock climbers rather than specialist rescue equipment.
Some of the topics we may cover are:
- Belaying the second from the top (gold standard)
- Tying off belay devices under full load
- Different types and uses of prusiks
- Assisted hoists
- Escaping the system (in reach)
- Creating a chest harness, slippery hitch, alpine clutch
- Descending ropes safely
- Ascending a rope safely
- Descending past knots
- Abseiling with an injured climber
- Using an Italian hitch
Pre-requirements for this course
The participants for this course are required to have experience of lead climbing on traditional placed protection.
Some key information
- 7 hours instructor time
- Location – Swanage
- Group size: 1-6 people
- No accommodation or food provided
- 15th April 2023 Fully booked
- 20th May 2023 Fully booked
- 10th June 2023 Fully Booked
- 8th July 2023 Fully Booked
- 23rd Sept 2023 Special offer! £65 per person for these dates.
Special offer! £65 per person for these dates.
We booked a self rescue course for 12 members of our university mountaineering club. Eddy and Tim were fantastic instructors – really friendly, professional and extremely knowledgeable. Everyone in our group had a great day, and learnt many new skills, such as ascending and descending ropes and escaping the system, which will be invaluable for keeping us safe on future climbing trips. Thank you Eddy, and we will see you again next year for another course!