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Vertical Rescue I


This course will teach participants the skills necessary to become a high angle rope technician. Students will also learn the information required by all rescue personnel nation wide. The course teaches the use of ropes and equipment as well as their applications for belaying and repelling.


  • High Angle Environment
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Rope and Related Equipment
  • Care and Use of Rope and Equipment
  • Basic High Angle Hardware
  • Knots
  • Anchoring
  • Belaying
  • Repelling
  • Basic Ascending Techniques
  • The Role of the Rope Rescuer
  • One Person Rescue Techniques
  • High Angle Lowering
  • Haul Systems
  • Written Exam
  • Hands-on Practical Exercises and Evaluation