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Name: Rescue skills practice
Starts: Tue Jun 30, 2015
Meetup: Meet at 6:00 p.m. in the Smoke Bluffs parking lot
Return: Tue Jun 30, 2015

Registration opens: Sun Jun 21, 2015
Event category: Practice
Difficulty grade: A5  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 6

Organizer: Eva van Emden
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Trip Planning Questions

What kind of rescue training do you have?

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An informal session -- not a course -- to practice some of the rescue skills we've learned. It's up to participants what they want to do, but some things I'd like to practice are: tying off a belay to get hands-free, escaping the belay, passing a knot on rappel, and counterbalance rappelling. Other skills people might want to work on are prusiking up a rope or simple hauling.

Requirements: You should be confident at building safe anchors, belaying, and rappelling, and have some kind of rescue training. If you're not sure you have enough experience, shoot me a message.

Equipment to bring: Everyone needs a helmet, harness, belay device, and rope. Besides that, bring what you used in your course or what you normally climb with. I recommend the following:

1 or 2 cordelettes (5-6 metres long)

2 prusiks (1.5 metres or so)

4 or more locking carabiners (the bigger, the better) and some non-lockers

some slings

Skills to review: Knots: prusik knot, munter hitch, clove hitch, mule knot (a.k.a. stopper knot). An excellent resource is Climbing Self-Rescue by Tyson and Loomis.

Meetup Info: we'll meet at 6 p.m. at the Smoke Bluffs parking lot.


Cancellation: I'll check the weather forecast the day of the trip and decide whether to go or not by around 2 p.m. Wet rock is OK for this trip, but if it's raining too much, I'll cancel. If I decide to cancel, I'll do my best to let everyone know. 

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