The personal rock skills training that we do provides a technical foundation for climbing and self-rescue. Skills covered include knots, anchors, belaying, rappelling, ascending fixed lines and self-rescue. On the weekend of June 16th-17th, just under 20 BAMRU team members assembled in Tahoe to review and practice these skills before we move on to technical and advanced technical trainings in the fall. It was a wonderful weekend that took a lot of planning. The weather was amazing and it was great to see new BAMRU team members out there on the wall!
If you are a recreational climber and would like to move on to sport or trad climbing, or even mountain rescue, it is important to know how to help yourself or your climbing partner(s) if things go awry. It isn't safe to rely on one other person who knows what they're doing or to assume that they won't get injured. So before you play a risky 800 vertical foot of game of follow the leader, check out your local instructors or ask an experienced friend to show you the ropes. Here is an option for folks in the Bay Area: http://www.mtadventure.com/pages/rock/workshops.html#rescue
If you do get into a pickle and need help, hopefully we'll be able to be there for you. Climb safe everyone.
|Tying Purcell prusiks at night |
Credit: Alex Grishaver
|The practice wall |
Credit: Emilie Cortes
|Happy Climbers! Credit: Emilie Cortes|
|Rachel, getting out of a pickle practice. Credit: Sarah J Roth|
|Jon Credit: Emilie Cortes|
|Credit: Emilie Cortes|
|SJR takes a well deserved break Credit: Emilie Cortes|