Upcoming Events

Self-Rescue Workshop

Self-Rescue Workshop

Date and Time

Monday, September 17, 2018 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM


This event costs $35.00 per person.
The RSVP deadline has passed for this event.


Field House » 170C - Climbing Center


This course is designed to help build off of systems taught during the Top Managed Systems workshop (prerequisite). Whether you are new to climbing, or have been sending routes for years, you are sure to pick up on some valuable tips and tricks to get you and your climbing partner out of challenging situations.

This course will be fast paced, and will require you to practice the skills OUTSIDE of our regular meeting times. 

This workshop will be broken up into five (5) distinct sections, or "Modules" to help you progress and incorporate new knowledge throughout the course. These modules are meant to be educational, interactive, and ultimately fun for you. Each week you will be given access to a new online portion of that weeks module and will be responsible for watching, reading, practicing, and completing the online portions of that module by 6:00pm that Wednesday.

Participants are expected to have taken our Top Managed Systems workshop or have a solid understanding of its content already.  (Equipment basics, artificial anchors, belaying a second, descending, knots & hitches).  As with Top Managed Systems, we strongly encourage participants bring any applicable personal equipment but will have the necessary equipment available for those that need it.

Although this workshop is open to anyone, we ask that members of the general public not register until Monday, October 8th in order to give our GVSU students ample time to sign-up.

The course dates are as follows:

October 17 -  Course Start Module 1 Assigned (No in-person meeting)

October 24 - Module 1 Meeting 5:00pm-6:45pm (Module 2 Assigned)

October 31 - Module 2 Meeting 5:00pm-6:45pm (Module 3 Assigned)

November 7 - Module 3 Meeting 5:00pm-6:45pm (Module 4 Assigned)

November 14 - Module 4 Meeting 5:00pm-6:45pm 

*No meeting Nov. 21

November 28 - Module 5 Meeting 5:00pm-6:45pm




If you have any questions, please contact Joe Bitely: bitelyj@gvsu.edu, 616-331-2597


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