Rock Climbing

LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENTS FOR BASIC ROCK CLIMBING

  • Helmet fitting and use/inspection
  • Proper shoe sizing for self and beginners
  • Rope knowledge: dynamic vs. static, “toperope only”
  • Use belay devices and calls, and teach same to beginners
  • Use rappel devices and teach same to beginners
  • Setup toprope using: webbing, static line, nuts, cams
  • Knots: figure-8, figure-8 follow through, bowline, water, Prussik, stopper knot/fisherman’s, double/triple fisherman’s, mule knot
  • Know how to escape a belay via mule knot/Prussik combo
  • Rope: coil, flake, inspection, proper storage, washing

LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENTS FOR LEAD ROCK CLIMBING

All skills required for Basic Rock Climbing Leadership, plus:

  • Setting up belay stations on pitches
  • Proper placement of protection
  • Use of slings to minimize friction, abrasion, rope drag
  • How to escape belay and attend partner
  • Reading a topo
  • Judging conditions

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