Introduction to High Angle Rope Operations

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Introduction to High Angle Rope Operations

Time: October 9, 2009 from 12pm to 6pm
Location: U.S. Training Center
City/Town: Mount Carroll, IL
Event Type: tactical
Organized By: Karen Bartuch
Latest Activity: Sep 29, 2009

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This course is designed to introduce students to the tactics, techniques and safety procedures involved in high angle rope operations, including; rappelling, wall climbing and belaying. Students will be introduced to the types and proper use of equipment, including; ropes, webbing, harnesses carabiners, belaying devices, rescue 8s, rappel racks and anchors. Each student will be instructed in the proper techniques of rappelling, wall climbing and belaying and have several opportunities to do each. No prior experience is required. Besides giving students the practical skills, this course also is designed to improve confidence, team work and attention to detail.

Length: 6 Hours
Date/Time: Friday, 09 October 2009 from 1200 to 1800
Location: U.S. Training Center, Mount Carroll, IL
Rappel Tower and Classroom

Fee: No Cost for WTA members

Registration is required and the class is limited to 20 students.

Equipment: Comfortable clothing (ideally bring both athletic shoes for wall climbing and hiking shoes or boots for rappelling) sun screen, sun glasses, and nalgene bottle with water or Gatorade. Long hair must be up for safety.

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