Pinnacle Sports Vertical Rescue Course

Pinnacle Sports Vertical Rescue Course

Learn to be capable of implementing an effective rescue






7:30 am
5:00 pm
Pinnacle Sports
Emily Amies
07 3368 3335

This accredited Vertical Rescue Training focuses on what is required to be capable of implementing an effective rescue procedure, without the assistance of others and whilst using the typical equipment a climber or abseiler would have on their harness or pack

Please ensure that if you commit to a course it fits in with your non-climbing life!
Consecutive weekday training days can be arranged (min 4 people required). Please contact us to work out dates which work for participants and instructor.

As this is an accredited course, please book in at least 2 weeks in advance as study material needs to be sent and exams completed.
Competency is based on both written component ie. complete your exams prior and also practical assessment

A Top Rope Course is a prerequisite to the Vertical Rescue Course

Course Overview and Skills Acquired
Rescue training lays a solid foundation of core roping skills and is a mandatory requirement for any person intending on supervising and/or instructing others. At this early stage of the instructor training cycle, trainees apply their rescue skills within a scenario based context that is relevant to their needs and future aspirations. Trainees will generally be applying their rescue skills within an indoor, outdoor, abseiling, climbing or high ropes context.

Outcomes Hard Skills

  • Prusik up and down a rope
  • Change from Prusik to descending device
  • Change devices on a rope
  • Change from descending to ascending
  • Change ropes while descending
  • Locking off devices soft and hard lock

Rescue a Person from above and below

  • Use mechanical advantage 31, 5:1 7:1
  • Creating extra friction
  • How to carry a patient
  • Making a chest harness
  • Rescue a conscious person

Units Covered

  • SISOVTR301A Perform vertical rescues – depending on student skill level, complex vertical rescue SISOVTR402A may be ascertained.

Our instructors
Our awesome instructors are highly trained and accredited by PACI (Professional Association of Climbing Instructors). Put simply, they are subject matter experts. They’ll provide you with all the gear you’ll need, as well as the theory material you’ll need to get a firm understanding of the concepts you’ll learn. If you have your own gear, we encourage you to bring it along – your instructor will check it out and let you know if it’s suitable to use.

Sessions and Locations
This course is typically held over 5 days and is usually offered over 3 weekends (4 days of which are at Kangaroo Point (Brisbane City) and 1 days in the Glasshouse Mountains. It can be run over a 5 day period subject to min numbers being reached.

Day 1: Kangaroo Point, Brisbane
Day 2: Glasshouse Mountains

Pinnacle Sports

Phone: 07 3368 3335
Fax: 07 3368 3336
17/152 Musgrave Road
Red Hill QLD 4059



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