Rock Safe Weekends

Your safety doesn’ happen by accident. Take your team's safety seriously by forming safety skills that will set you up for success if the unexpected happens.

Rock Safe Weekends

Your safety doesn’ happen by accident. Take your team's safety seriously by forming safety skills that will set you up for success if the unexpected happens.

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AT A GLANCE

Experience: Lead Rock or Equivalent
Duration: 2 days
Location: Nordegg, & Lake Abraham, Alberta
Offered: Select Weekends
Departure: 8 am
Ages: 18  & up
Fitness Level: Reasonable fitness (ability to climb a ladder, go for a short run or hike)
Group Size: 4

Cost/pp: $427
All prices in Canadian Dollars

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ADVENTURE DETAILS

Your safety doesn’ happen by accident. Take your team’s safety seriously by forming safety skills that will set you up for success if the unexpected happens. Our highly trained guides will sharpen and expand your safety skills so that you and your climbing team can confidently manage the range of challenging scenarios you might find yourself in.
  • Extensive gear list required 
  • Rental gear is available
  • Please arrive with lunch, water, a full tank of gas, and be ready to adventure

Course Summary

Day 1

  • Welcome
  • Anchor construction review
  • Anchor material review
  • Follow-Through Figure Eight
  • Overhand Flat Knot
  • Italian Hitch
  • Prussic
  • Why Knot
  • Practice Knots
  • Italian Load Releasing Hitch

Day 2

    • Hazard assessment
    • Introduce rescue components
    • Tying off belay
    • Escape belay
    • Transfer load
    • Rappel with a backup below device
    • Practice with components
    • Rappel Practice
    • Emergency Preparedness

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Craig Nelson
Craig Nelson

September 2023

I have used Girth Hitch multiple times now for both personal and corporate outings and have enjoyed absolutely every experience. We have done AST, Companion Rescue, Ice Climbing, Sport Climbing, Trad Climbing, Alpine Skills, Rock Rescue, & Via Ferrata. Each experience has been incredibly empowering and we are now doing many of these things proficiently on our own. Stop making excuses and get after it! You won’t regret it!

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We want to see every one of our guests experience transformational adventure out in our backyard, whether it be Nordegg, Lake Abraham, Banff, Canmore, Jasper or even Skaha and the Bugaboos.