Climbing Course

Rock Rescue Course

Rock Rescue skills are essential for any rock climber who ventures into multi-pitch terrain!

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Crucial Skills to get Yourself out of a Pickle!

High angle rock rescue skills are the focus of this intensive single-day course. Learn the skills to help yourself, your partner, or an adjacent party halfway up a multi-pitch route. The course will primarily focus on the art of technical descents, lowers and raises systems.

After this course, you’ll have all the skills required to carry out simple rock rescues in single and multi-pitch terrain.

Continual learning is fundamental to every climbers’ journey.  And that's why we provide top-up sessions throughout the season. This gives students a chance to put their skills into practice, and head out with a guide to refine their skills. We also provide access to our online course as part of the learning experience, so you can study before and after your day in the field.

Save 10% when this course is combined with Multi-Pitch Climbing or Trad Climbing over the same weekend!


Experience Trad and Multi-Pitch climbing.

Highlight Skills:

 Advanced anchor systems, haul systems, improvised lowering and rappelling


1 Day




Squamish Adventure Centre


All Summer


Beginner Intermediate

Guest / Guide Ratio

4 to 1


  • 1 full day out in the field with an ACMG guide
  • Access to our online course
  • Access to our top-up clinics throughout the season

Does Not Include

The necessary gear required for rescue technique
Advanced anchor building
How to escape the belay
Haul 3:1, 6:1, Block and Tackle

Lowers: redirect, munter and knot pass
Counterbalance rappel and Tram
Improvised rappel anchors/ system
Improvised first-aid and rescue response

If you are climbing multi-pitch routes or leading single pitch routes, Rock Rescue Skills are crucial to have in your repertoire in case of an accident in either your party or an adjacent team.

Previous Multi-Pitch Climbing experience
Proficiency with Belaying
Proficiency with Climbing Knots and Gear
Figure 8, Munter, Clove Hitch, Fishermans Knots
Excellent Gear Placements
Understanding of Multi-Pitch Systems: Ascent and Rappel

Warm Up Session
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Flexible Cancelation Pricing

22.70 - Cancel anytime for a full refund

2023 Dates

May 21
$189 per person + GST
June 18
$189 per person + GST
July 2
$189 per person + GST
July 23
$189 per person + GST
Aug 6
$189 per person + GST
Aug 20
$189 per person + GST

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Fantastic mountain guides whom I would come back to anytime

My experience with Altus has been on three different occasions: ice climbing, ski touring and mountaineering, and each time had an awesome adventure. Their guides are extremely knowledgeable, inspiring, thorough, and able to cater to individuals' preferences and needs.

- Dora V

Kyle was an excellent and patient instructor..

took a rock rescue course and was impressed with the depth of knowledge and attention to multiple rigging options that he showed us. Kyle has a great attitude and made the day fun and approachable.

- Antonio F

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