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Climbing Self Rescue Improvising Solutions For Serious Situations

15 Now wrap the bight back around the loaded rope.Fig. 16 Complete a circle around the loaded rope, and run the bight up through it to tie an overhand backup knot.Fig. 17 Notice how the overhand backup sits close to the top of the mule hitch. Tie a backup overhand knot in the rappel rope/s about 6 feet below you; clip this to your belay loop.

This book is packed with pro tips, climbing stories and useful information that will help you successfully undertake lightweight extreme alpinism. Kathy Cosley and Mark Houston have more than 20 years’ experience as guides and climbing instructors. Kathy was the first woman to climb the Eiger’s North Face, while Mark was one of the first guides certified by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association. In short, these guys really know what they’re talking about.

You’ve accidentally cut the rope and had to isolate the core shot with a knot. One of your teammates is not trained to pass knots on rappel, so rather than teach them how, you opt to lower them to reduce risk. If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices. Every climber could find this book very helpful, but for those who think skills and preparation are mandatory when your team is in trouble is a must have. However, to meet this need too, the last section presents 29 real life scenarios, from the simplest to the toughest. They really make you reason and eventually understand the importance of being well skilled in self-rescue.

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We cover advanced concepts such as belay escapes, rope ascension, knot passing, haul systems, tandem rappelling and counterbalance rappelling. Climbers will be exposed to a variety of self-rescue scenarios. We will also discuss steps one can take to avoid situations where rescue techniques are required. As always, superior and personalized climbing instruction makes for a quality learning experience.

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I think its simple and safe to just put the snapper back on the figure 8. Clear writing style, very nice layout and the rescue scenarios as perfect for practice. Continue rappelling, leaving the prusik engaged above their tie-in point.

Perhaps my next blog post will be about the different ways of rigging a releasable-8, and the pros and cons of each method. Variation 2 – Munter-mule-overhand on Rope 2There are a few things to note when watching this video. The purpose of the Munter Pop is to quickly pass a knot while lowering a load. If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.

Take up slack in your Grigri as you step into the foot-loop sling. Slide the prusik with the foot loop up the loaded strand; repeat as necessary. Practice this skill to get smoother, quicker, and more efficient, so you won’t waste a lot of energy when an accident actually happens. As canyoners, our rappels are often in or near waterfalls, and it is important that we can always execute techniques with efficiency. For passing knots, the Munter Pop is one of the fastest techniques I’ve come across (and it’s pretty fun too). If you have just led a pitch and are belaying your partner from above, probably the worst thing that could happen is your partner goes unconscious, again more than half a rope length below you.

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Completing the CAPTCHA proves you are a human and gives you temporary access to the web property. Great book, fairly clear diagrams, would be even better with a supporting YouTube channel or video downloads. A really good book, highly recommended to everyone who wants to learn how face unforseen events up on a route.

As you rappel, you will lower both of you down at the same time until you reach the next anchor. Using your Oh-Shit-Kit and skills learned in the “Transfer of Tension” and “Improvised Rope Ascension” sections, escape the belay and begin to ascend the rope until you reach your partner. Take all of your current anchor material with you, because you will have to build a new belay mid-pitch. Continue rappelling to the next anchor, repeating steps 2–3 above to attach yourself to the anchor.

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I used a releasable figure-8 block on Rope 2 as my releasable system. You could choose another releasable system (e.g. MMO), and it would work the same way. Just remember your sling must reach well past the system and knot.

10 Pull the longer bight around the loaded rope and push it through the loop on the opposite side. Pull that longer loop tight, keeping in mind the new knot should sit just above the Munter. This combination is the Munter-mule hitch.Fig. 11 To finish the knot, tie a backup, in this case an overhand. Wrap the longer loop around the rope again and back up through itself, creating an overhand knot with the loop-tail running in the same direction as the load end of the rope. This overhand knot needs to sit almost on top of the Munter-mule.

This title includes self-rescue procedures for teams of two – the most common climbing party size. It covers techniques equally effective on snow rock and ice. It utilises the gear which climbers carry in their rack, and includes 40 one-page rescue scenarios and solutions for analysis.

In all of my climbing and rope-rescue experience, I’ve come to the conclusion that most self-rescue scenarios can be accomplished with just three basic skills, or some combination of them. These are Transfer of Tension, Improvised Rope Ascension, and Rappelling with Weight . Let’s dive in and learn how to do each skill with the Oh-Shit-Kit, as well as explore some scenarios that show how each skill can be useful. I asked myself these same questions during my climbing season last summer in Yosemite Valley.

Beyond this technique, I would never recommend opening a carabiner under load. You should thoroughly inspect the HMS carabiner anytime you perform this technique. I found it being a good book to read and study, but especially to exercise with. It’s very analytical, explaining manoeuvres step by step, leaving nothing unclear behind. Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app.