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Anchors Training - Rappelling, Climbing and Rescue

Anchors Training - Rappelling, Climbing and Rescue - for GHAC Leaders only


This Training focuses on the aspects of rappelling on ropes utilizing a variety of devices and techniques and multiple anchor setups.  Training will be given to use proper equipment  for rappelling. maintaining and protecting the equipment, tying knots, and setting up bomb-proof anchors, using different belay setups, avoiding  mistakes and overall safety in all aspects of conducting rappelling

This training is for  GHAC Organizers  and will cover the following

• Understanding Anchors
• Equipment used in Anchoring
• Understanding the difference between Rappelling and Climbing anchors.
• Equipment Required for Climbing
• Equipment Required for Rappelling
• Knots to use
• Setting up Multiple-point Bomb Proof anchors suing SERENE Principle
• Safety Cross Checks
• Belaying Techniques
• Rescue techniques
• Avoiding Common Mistakes
• Communication Protocol
• Test and Practice

After the training All leaders will have to attend and assist existing instructors for rappelling and  sports climbing. They will have to demonstrate a safe rappelling and climbing setup and will be assessed for competency and safety before they can conduct any activity.

Who can attend
All GHAC Organisers with the following
Should have Rappelling Experience
Should have attend knots session or know Common Knots for climbing.

4 basic knots that everyone should know:-

1) bowline

the Bowline makes a reasonably secure loop in the end of a piece of rope. It has many uses, e.g., to fasten a mooring line to a ring or a post. Under load, it does not slip or bind. With no load it can be untied easily. Two bowlines can be linked together to join two ropes. Its principal shortcoming is that it cannot be tied, or untied, when there is a load on the standing end. It should therefore be avoided when, for example, a mooring line may have to be released under load.

2) figure of eight

The Figure 8 provides a quick and convenient stopper knot to prevent a line sliding out of sight, e.g., up inside the mast. Its virtue is that, even after it has been jammed tightly against a block, it doesn't bind; it can be undone easily. This virtue is also, occasionally, a vice. The figure 8 can fall undone and then has to be retied.

3) alpine butterfly

What is now known as the Alpine Butterfly Loop was described twice by Ashley: Lineman's Loop and Harness Loop . It provides a secure loop in the middle of a piece of rope. Load can be safely applied: from the loop to either end of the rope; between the two ends with the loop hanging free; or to the loop with the load spread between the two ends.

4) clove hitch

also learn bowline on a bight, figure of 8 on a bight, munter hitch, prusik, klemheist, figure of 8 double and triple loop, bowline double and triple loop.

please refer to the below link to learn the above knots

Attending this training does not qualify anyone to conduct rappelling or sports climbing events. Organizers will only be allowed to conduct these  events after demonstrating sufficient understanding of  rappelling, sports climbing,proper anchoring, Belay and safety aspects.

Rappelling is one of the most dangerous aspects of climbing. More accidents occur with rappelling than any other climbing activity - You could get injured or killed.  always let some other experienced climber cross check your setup before you rappel. Please do not try this yourself without a safety belay in place and without direct supervision of a skilled and experienced climber. Too many people have lost their lives or have become seriously injured trying rappelling without supervision and safety in place.



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  • AN R.

    Learnt the basics of Anchoring, thanks to the trio of Diyanat, Jamila & Shariq. Got to keep assisting the masters to remember the SERENE art.

    March 17, 2014

  • g satish k.

    just passed nursery in anchors training and waiting to graduate..

    March 17, 2014

  • Manideep K

    Sorry. I won't be able to come. Hope this Meetup will soon be hosted again. Have fun guys

    March 15, 2014

  • Sivaji Manoj A.

    Can i RSVP for this event

    March 11, 2014

    • jamila k.

      sorry, this training is meant for organizers only.

      March 14, 2014

  • ysrinathreddy

    Can I pay the event ..on spot...????

    March 11, 2014

    • jamila k.

      hi. this is a training session for organizers only. only those who are in the yes list can attend the meetup

      March 14, 2014

  • Jaffer H

    How many hours will this session take ?

    March 9, 2014

    • jamila k.

      wel will try to wind up by 11. but it all depends on how quickly the concepts are grasped by everyone

      March 14, 2014

  • vishwam

    it is 16th march, sunday

    March 6, 2014

    • Abhishek M.

      Sister's getting engaged that day... won't be around. Hope this meet up is repeated soon :)

      March 7, 2014

  • Abhishek M.

    Hi Jamila, Shariq>>> Is this on 16th march or 15th march....?

    March 6, 2014

    • vishwam

      16th march, sorry for the error below- jamila

      1 · March 6, 2014

  • jamila k.

    guys the event has been pre poned to 15th march. make a note of the new date. also there is a knot and rope training at ghac office on the 9th. i want all to attend that. you can rsvp here

    1 · February 27, 2014

  • shariq

    Hello every one ...!!
    Make sure u learn few basic knots before u attend this training session r els you will b blank on the day -
    Basic knots -
    clove hitch
    alpine butterfly
    Figure 8
    double figure 8 loop
    prusik knot.
    You will find them in YouTube to learn n v do have books in GHAC office on them

    February 26, 2014

  • Jaffer H

    Was waiting for this training..... :-)

    February 25, 2014

  • Sridhar M.

    Hi I am new to GHAC and would like to do some Rock climbing activities and rapelling and always feel happy when comming to climbing mountains. Being an ex Ncc cadet would love to all kinds of endurance activities. Can i join you People?

    February 25, 2014

    • jamila k.

      Hey sridhar, this is not an endurance trek but a training meetup for organizers to give them a practical understanding of rope and anchors. You could attend rappelling meetups first to get a hang of it. :) :)...

      February 25, 2014

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