Emergency procedures for Trad climbers - free course

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JC
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Emergency procedures for Trad climbers - free course

Postby JC » Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:15 pm

Hi,

The MCSA is holding an Emergency procedures for trad climbers workshop this Sunday. 8:30 Silvermine (West parking lot).

Topics covered:
Escaping the system
Hauling up the second
Ascending a rope
Abseiling past a knot

If you are interested please call/SMS Jason on 082 578 0005

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XMod
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Re: Emergency procedures for Trad climbers - free course

Postby XMod » Thu Dec 04, 2008 3:21 pm

They should add:
A. Praying like you really mean it 101.
B. Kissing you ass good bye while your knees are knocking (quite an art that one!)
C. The 'commit to the void' rope cutting procedure. :wink: :D

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Re: Emergency procedures for Trad climbers - free course

Postby Andy Davies » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:31 pm

Nice nice - I asked my boss if I could "escape the system" and he said no, so I'm keen to see how its done. :jocolor:
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Rastaman
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Re: Emergency procedures for Trad climbers - free course

Postby Rastaman » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:51 pm

What about:

How to remain calm under pressure
How to read a route guide 101 and stay on route
How not to drop at least one of your climbing shoes
The descent - how to avoid the usual epic

Reminds me of the time that a buddy and me climbed a 400m long (fully bolted) route in Spitzkoppe.
I convinced him that 1.5l of water would be enough for the both of us! To save weight of course.
When we finally got to the bottom we polished off a 5l bottle that we left at the base.


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