High Angle Rescue


High Angle Rescue Seminar is designed to introduce multi-pitch climbers to the skills of self rescue.  These skills are necessary if a leader or the second falls and becomes injured or if the second is unable to complete a difficult section of a climb.


Dates - Saturday & Sunday, October 2-3, 2021

Location - Q'emiln Park, Post Falls ID

Cost - First time participant - $100

Need a refresher? - $50 (if you have taken within the last 3 years)

Seminar Director(s) - Andrew Ratcliff (filctara@gmail.com 208-818-5075)



  • Review of anchor building
  • Raising and lowering systems with proper back ups
  • Advanced rappelling
    • Tandem rappels
    • Counter-balance rappels
    • Extended rappels
    • Alternative rappel devices
  • Ascending the rope
  • Rescue scenario practice



  • Active Spokane Mountaineers Membership
  • Trad Lead School or instructor's approval required
  • Comfortable leading or following multi-pitch


Gear Requirements

  • Helmet, Harness & Approach Shoes
  • ATC (BD Guide is recommended)
  • Two 6mm by 5 meter long prusik cords
  • One 13.5" Sterling Hollow Block (recommended) or short prusik
  • Carabineers - 5 locking, 5 non-locking
  • Slings - 2 doubles, 2 singles
  • Gloves


Application Process

The course is limited to 10 participants.  Participants must be 18 or older. All participants must be members of the Spokane Mountaineers. Selection criteria considered will include, but not be limited to, date application was submitted, climbing experience, and previous participation with the Spokane Mountaineers.