Self-rescue for climbers

you’re stuck on a multi-pitch route and you want down… here’s how!

Self-rescue for climbers

Why should I do this self-rescue for climbers course?

You want to climb on longer, bigger more committing routes.

There are many skills a climber needs to progress on from short crags to be a safe multi-pitch climber.

Maybe you want to climb on sea cliffs or bigger more committing routes.

What does this course cover?

We cover many skills from how to rig a safe abseil into a sea cliff, to how to escape the system and go for help.
We will chat with you and find out what you already know and take you from there.

Many simple systems and skills can help you out of a difficult situation.
Some of these skills include:
assisted and unassisted hoists. Prussiking up and down ropes. Tandem abseiling.

Who else will be on the course?

We run this course at a 1:2 ratio due to the technical nature of the terrain and plan to train you on multi-pitch routes.

What do I need to have done before?

You must be a competent climber at grade severe or higher.

The aim of this course is to teach you more advanced rope skills, stance management and rescue skills. To do this you need to be able to place gear and lead reasonably well.

If you are a beginner rock climber who has only just started leading and wants to build on those skills, that’s great just give us a call and we can make some other suggestions.


In the past, we have offered set course dates but have generally found that clients prefer dates that suit their diary.
Responding to this, we now offer this course on any day to suit.

If you have the choice weekdays are quieter in the hills but many clients have busy lives and weekends suit.


We deliver this 1-day course for up to two people per guide.

The total course price for 2 people is £230

We can work 1:1 as well and this costs £210.

We can of course offer you as many days as suits you. If you wish to book more than a day please view out mountain guide page for private tuition. mountain guide

The kit we provide.

We can provide any technical kit needed but we assume you will have your own rack etc. It’s best for you to use your own kit to get to know it better as this is what you’ll need to know works when you’re out on your own.  We can advise you on prussiks and rope clamps etc, so don’t worry you don’t have these specific items.

If you wish to purchase any gear before the course and want some advice please drop us a line and we can give you some guidance.

What do I need to bring?

You will need a packed lunch & drink, normal cragging gear as we’ll be at the cliff all day.

We use world pay to make things safe and as easy as possible for you.

Once you have booked online, you will receive a confirmation email for your booking with all the arrangements for your course.

If you would like to email or chat please don’t hesitate to get in touch.