Seneca Rocks Mountain Guides was the original school to offer Self-Rescue courses at Seneca Rocks. After 25+ years teaching Self-Rescue and running dozens of actual rescues on the rock we have developed The Rock Responder course, the new standard in vertical rock rescue courses.
ROCK RESPONDER - This 2-3 day course's primary purpose is to prepare you to cope with an emergency situation involving an injured climbing partner/student. This course is taught entirely outdoors. The techniques taught in this course utilize a standard rack of gear to prepare you to rescue your partner while leading or seconding. ROCK RESPONDER PRO - picks up where RR leaves off and introduces vertical rock rescue anchors, litter prep, use of an improvised 'Spider' to attach litter in vertical rescue situations. Rock Responder Pro is designed for professional guides and instructors or anyone wishing to learn the proven techniques we use at Seneca Rocks. These are skills all responsible climbers should possess and should be considered basic knowledge for anyone guiding, leading or instructing others on rock.
Classes begin on Saturdays and Tuesdays. Free Camping included with all courses!
Rain Proof first day! 4-6 hour self-rescue essentials clinic
- FREE CAMPING INCLUDED!
- Student to instructor ratio 2 to 1
- Climbing shoes and technical equipment provided
- Rain Proof first day! 4-6 Hour Rescue Seminar
|Course||1 person||2 person||3 person|
|Rock Responder - 2 Day||$395||$300 each||By Your Request Only - $275 each *|
|Rock Responder - 3 Day||$495||$400 each||By Your Request Only- $375 **|
|Rock Responder Pro 2 Day||$450||$400 each||By Your Request Only- $375 **|
|Rock Responder Pro 3 Day||$595||$450 each||By Your Request Only- $425 **|
|RR PRO w/Certification Exam 4 Day||$650||$500 each||By Your Request Only- $375 **|
* Any 3 Person 2 Day class can start any weekday except Friday
** Any 3 Person 3 Day class must start either Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday
All other weekday courses start on Tuesdays
Day 1: Begins at 8.30am. We will spend the day outside on the rock, discussing, demonstrating and practicing real scenarios. The three main skills all multi-pitch climbers need are--the ability to escape the belay, lower your partner, raise your partner and potentially counter-balance rappel with your partner. We'll show you how to do these procedures hanging on the side of the rock. We usually return to town around 5-6pm.
Day 2: Head back out at 8.30am. Spend the day outside on the rock refining and polishing the skills you learned earlier. Head back to town around 5pm.