Anchors Training - Rappelling, Climbing and Rescue - for GHAC Leaders only
ATTENDANCE IS COMPULSORY FOR THOSE WHO ARE HOSTING RAPPELLING MEETUPS OR FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO HOST SUCH MEETUPS IN THE FUTURE.
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:-
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.
preferred contact by sms