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Aid Climbing

By George Arnold,2015-01-17 09:21
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Intro to Aid Climbing Seminar Curriculum

     Participant Gear (per climber):

     Harness

     Helmet

     (2) ascenders

     (2) Daisys (Adjustable recommended but not required.)

     (2) Aiders (i.e. ladders)

     (4) Big locking carabiners

     (many) free biners or draws (Classes 2 & 3)

     Personal Anchor

     Fifi Hook (or carabiner)

     Grigri or rappel device

    Class 1: Ascending and Descending Fixed Ropes

     Goal: Ascending and descending fixed ropes.

     Facilities

     Bolt anchor at ground level for demo

     Free hanging fixed rope (one per two climbers)

     Systems

     Two ascender system (w/ backup knots)

     Body hoist w/ grigri

     Tying rope to anchor (Figure 8 on bight and clove hitch)

     Tying ropes together (knot within butterfly)

     Improvisational aid (optional)

     Exercises

     Ascend fixed rope and rappel

     Ascend fixed rope and down jug

     Ascend fixed rope passing knot and rappel passing knot

     Use gear normally carried on Alpine climb to ascend and descend rope

     (optional)

    Class 2: Basic Aid Climbing (Straight Bolt Ladder)

     Goal: Lead and clean a vertical bolt ladder

     Facilities

     Bolt anchor at ground level for demo

     Bolt Ladder with bolted anchor on top (one per two climbers)

     Systems

     Two Aider/Daisy aid system

     Aid Anchors

     Exercises

     Climb bolt ladder, fix rope and rappel

     Follow fixed rope, clean, and rappel

    Class 3: More Basic Aid Climbing (Traversing Bolt Ladder)

     Goal: Lead and clean a traversing bolt ladder

     Facilities

     Grid bolted wall with bolted anchor on top (one per two climbers)

     Ground level bolts for lower out demo

     Systems

     Two Aider/Daisy aid system

     Aid Anchors

     Exercises

     Lead traversing bolt ladder, fix rope and rappel

     Follow fixed rope, clean, and rappel

     Lead pitch with pendulum

     Follow fixed rope using lower out, clean, and rappel.

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