The Rock Team provides high-angle and low-angle rescue services using technical rope techniques. Members are trained to either an Awareness, Support, or Technician level. Members at the Awareness level are trained in basic knots, anchors, rappelling, ascending, and rope work.
Support rescuers are trained to rig litter systems in both high- and low- angle systems (rock and vertical forest) using anchor systems, rigging, friction devices, belay systems, mechanical advantage, and raising and lowering systems. Technician level responders are trained in both litter-bearing rescue techniques for high-angle situations as well as in one-on-one pick off rescues using assisted rappel, lowering, raising, cut-away, and belay system techniques. Every member of the Patrol is trained as a low-angle litter bearer.