Improvised Rock Rescue


Course description

Price: R$340/person

Location: Urca, Rio de Janeiro
Duration: One day (6 hours)
Climbing ability: Experienced
Fitness demand: Moderate

Learning and practicing rescue techniques prepares you to handle a variety of tough situations that any long-time climber inevitably encounters (example: falling off a diagonal route, injury from rock fall). Completing this course, you'll be prepared and competent to save yourself, your climbing partner or another climbing party in trouble. You will also have the confidence to undertake more adventurous and committed climbs


Course details

This is an intensive rock rescue course, designed for experienced outdoor climbers who are interested in further developing their skills, confidence, and independence. It is highly recommended for those planning more remote or rugged adventure climbs. It is also excellent for those that have previously learned the concepts taught but have not practiced them for an extended period of time

What you will learn
Situation prevention: objective and subjective hazards
Escaping belay from bottom and top belaying situations
Lowering and pulling up a victim
Counterbalance and tandem rappel rescue
Rope ascension techniques
Emergency rappel techniques

Where you will climb

Outdoor rock climbing experience. This course is not intended for first-time or beginner climbers
All fitness levels are welcome

One day, approximately 6 hours

R$340 per person
Maximum instructor to participant ratio is 1:4

Availability and booking

Improvised Rock Rescue can be booked any day of the week, subject to our guide availability. Please use our booking system to check our availability

Start times shown in the booking system are carefully chosen to optimize the climbing experience (e.g., climb when the area is in the shade or the temperatures are at their lowest). If you would like to start your course at a time that is different from what is offered in the booking system, please contact us to discuss the possibility

What is included

Certified rock climbing instructor

Collective rock climbing and instruction equipment: rope, quickdraws, anchor building equipment and rock rescue kit

What you should bring

Your individual rock climbing equipment: rock shoes, harness, helmet, belay/rappel device and accessories. You can borrow from us if you don’t have your own set or are missing an item. Please indicate any equipment needs in the booking form

Water (1.5L per person) and snacks

Sunscreen and bug repellent

Backpack to carry your belongings and keep your hands and arms free. Hand bags and shoulder bags are not permitted

Wear outdoor shoes with good traction on rock. Flip-flops and casual sandals should be avoided

Where we meet

Angel Statue in the center of the Praça General Tibúrcio in the neighbourhood of Urca



Keep these in mind

Participant responsibilities

You are an equal partner in the safety and success of your climbing experience. Ensure that you read and understand your responsibilities as a participant

Assumption of risk

It is impossible to eliminate all risks associated with climbing. Our goal is to minimize your risk, but ultimately you must assume full responsibility for your participation. Ensure that you read and understand our assumption of risk terms

Cancellation and rescheduling policy

Read our cancellation and rescheduling policy to understand what happens if you need to change your plans or if the conditions on the reserved day are not suitable for your chosen activity


Secure online booking

Booking is easy. Course availability is reflected live in the system. Making your booking will secure your date and you can contact us at any time to ask questions, discuss options and finalize details!