Potrero Chico Volunteer Rescue Team

Potrero Chico Rescue Team

For the most part the park and the climbing here are pretty safe.  As the park has become more popular we are seeing the number of rock climbing accidents rise though. Mostly it’s been leg and foot injuries with the more serious accidents being caused by rockfall.  As a result we formed the Potrero Chico Volunteer Rescue Team.

Potrero Chico Rescue Team

There seems to be a gap as to how much help the local first responders can provide to injured climbers. So we’ve been assisting the local Protection Civil in an attempt to close this gap and have observed a need for our own equipment. We held a fundraiser and were able to raise enough funds to purchase a Stokes basket, backboards, radios and medical supplies.

You should have some basic self rescue skills but if you get into trouble we have cell coverage on most of the routes so you can call 911 and they will contact us.

Volunteer Rescue Training 

Outrage Wall Rescue
Outrage Wall Rescue

We’ve already been responding to accidents for the last 4 seasons. Now our plan is to coordinate and train with the crew of El Buho, a local coffee shop run by climbers to have a trained group of volunteers ready to respond. Everyone is welcome to attend the training classes. We’ll cover a few basics like splinting a leg injury and patient immobilization for carrying them out if needed.

Donations And Volunteering

If you want to donate some gear or equipment  get in touch with us. Also if you plan on being here for an extended time you should consider volunteering with us.