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Planning a hike?

The Ventura County Sheriff's Department suggests that you fill out a hiking plan before you go hiking.




Each year the Ojai SAR team participates in a high angle exercise at the Sespe Wall on Highway 33. We specifically train at this location because it is a local climbing location and because we have completed rescues at this location in the past. This training involved securing and rescuing a trapped climber using a lowered pick-off technique. Teams stationed above and to the side of the victim lower a rescuer down the cliff face with a device called a load bar rack. When the rescuer reaches the victim they secure the victim to the rescue ropes and both the victim and rescuer are lowered together to the bottom. The following photos are snap shot of the training.


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