Hauls & Lowers for the Wilderness Environment
Rigging skills used by vertical cavers & wilderness rescues

Prerequisites for this class (one of the following)
HCRU Single Rope Technique
Alabama Fire College Rope I
HCRU Basic Cave Rescue Orientation
Designed to familiarize students in the building and operation of haul and lower systems in wilderness environments. Class and hands-on field instruction will emphasize: choosing natural anchors, rigging and system operation, problem solving, and addressing system problems.

This class can be taught in your area with prior coordination. Group discounts available for Rescue Squads/Fire Departments.

Next Course Date: TBD
Limited to 30 participants
Current enrollment:
(manually updated: PayPal maintains an accurate count)

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Please include ALL participant names and e-mail addresses!
Refunds granted up to seven days before start date.

$25 donation per participant 
Payment is accepted via PayPal only, however a PayPal account is not required.
For issues regarding this method of payment, please contact Marc@HCRU.org

Equipment Requirements
Participants must provide the following personal gear
Sturdy lugged-sole lace-up boots (no sneakers or sandals)
Gloves (with leather palms & full-fingers)
Day Pack or similar for personal gear
Appropriate clothing (no turnout gear)
Small Personal First Aid kit recommended - we will be outside!

The following is strongly recommended, to allow the student the maximum participation
UIAA-Approved helmet, with chinstrap and lamp bracket (no fire helmets)
Three sources of light, with main source being mounted on helmet
Twenty feet of 1” tubular webbing
Full seat harness - including Maillon Rapide D-ring/half round on harnesses that require them
Three locking carabiners
Descending device (Rappel Rack preferred)
Ascending system (Frog, Ropewalker, Texas, etc.)

The HCRU has the limited numbers of the following available to loan
Seat Harnesses
Locking Carabiners
Climbing Systems

Age Requirement
All participants must be 18 years old or have a signed Liability Release Form

Class Schedule
Class begins at 0800 on Saturday at
Brindlee Mountain Fire Station 1 - 4373 U.S. 231, Union Grove, AL‎ - (256) 498-3109
This is a NEW station so it may not be in your GPS devices, so please use: 34.47079, -86.56802

Bring cash for lunch on Saturday (not all places nearby accept plastic!)
Bring water, snacks & a lunch on Sunday.


Brad Phillips  Brad@HCRU.org

Brian Bailey (256) 509-4785  Brian@HCRU.org