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Rope Access in Ouray – SPRAT Training and Evaluation

Last week, we hosted our first SPRAT training/certification for calendar year 2021. We had a nice mix of welders, construction trade personnel, a firefighter, curious rope rescue practitioners exploring SPRAT certification, and a Level 3 [...]

Amphitheater Adventure Ice

Just prior to the big dump of snow we got this weekend, Jared and I squeezed in a day of adventure climbing high in the Amphitheater overlooking Ouray. The route was first put up nearly [...]

Ice Conditions are Outstanding

Climbing in the Ouray Ice Park Backcountry ice in the San Juans The consistently cold start to winter has created optimal conditions for both Ouray Ice Park ice-farming as well as [...]

SPRAT Training and Evaluation Dates 2021

We have just posted new SPRAT Training and Evaluation dates on the calendar.  Our next training and evaluation sessions are February 2-6, 2021 and April 20-24, 2021 in Ouray, Colorado. The February session is filling up [...]

Inaugural SPRAT training and certification

On Saturday, we wrapped up our first ever SPRAT rope access training and evaluation session at the newly minted Rigging for Rescue Superstructure. The vision for the Superstructure was to be able to not only [...]

Multi-Agency Fire Rescue Training

West Metro Fire Dept. based in Lakewood, Colorado responds to a number of rope-related callouts on an annual basis. Their area of response is where Denver recreates. As such, there are an inevitable number of [...]

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