Self Rescue for Climbers

Acquire a toolbox of skills for those ‘what if?’ or ‘oh no!’ moments.

Plas y Brenin

2 Days

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Plas y Brenin


2 Days

Instructor Ratio


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The course every rock climber should take! You’ll spend two days learning valuable self-rescue skills to get out of those tricky situations that should never arise but all too often do. If you have any doubt about how you’d react in an emergency, and how to cope if it all goes wrong, then fear not, this course should put your mind at rest. You should leave the course with more confidence in your ability to deal with a problem, so you can enjoy climbing and more adventurous crags all the more.

Who’s This Aimed At?

You should be confidently leading at Severe or above, ideally with some multi-pitch climbing experience. 

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What Your Course May Look Like


  • Informal welcome chat with our staff and your course members;
  • Review of what makes a bomber belay to perform a rescue from;
  • Tying off the belay plate;
  • Escaping the system from a single point anchor;
  • Assisted and unassisted hoists;
  • Climbing up a rope with prusiks;
  • Back to Plas y Brenin for tea and cake!


  • Escaping the system from an out of reach anchor;
  • Abseiling past a knot;
  • Abseiling down a multipitch crag;
  • Lowering past a knot;
  • Putting the skills together to solve a more involved problem;
  • Back to Plas y Brenin for more tea and cake, and a fond farewell!

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Why Plas y Brenin?

Plas y Brenin is at the forefront of outdoor instruction. Whether you are starting a career in the outdoors, or just want to take an adventure holiday, PYB is the place for you.

We inspire explorers. We train trainers. We’re internationally recognised. We’ve been around since 1798, with our earliest guests including Queen Victoria. Since then, we’ve focussed on providing the best customer experience, working alongside some of the greatest, 007 included.

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You’ll receive expert supervision from fully qualified and psyched instructors, creating the perfect environment to learn and enjoy something new!

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Your experience will take place in the heart of the extraordinary Eryri National Park. Our National Outdoor Centre features accommodation, a bar, dining, and more. And while you’re here, why not check out some local gems?

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Develop a Passion

Everyone at Plas y Brenin, from staff to visitors, is excited about adventures and inspired to get outside. Our guests return year after year to experience all that North Wales offers.