Since a incident several weeks ago, I've been keen to brush up on some of the main self rescue techniques used in climbing and canyoning. If you are interested in either of these activities then knowing all the basic methods of self-rescue is crucial in being a self-sufficent team member and leader of more advanced trips in remote areas. The techniques that I would like to practice (although there are too many to do in a single day) are:
1. Abseiling on self belay
3. Placing protection
4. Constructing trad anchors.
8. Escaping a belay
9. Tying off a belay device either when lead belaying or on rappel.
Additional skills we can go over depending on people's experiences are:
10. lead belaying
11. Top belaying
12. tie-in knots
At orroral ridge we can practice abseiling off the main boulders and placing gear on easy lines while on top rope.
In order to participate in either practicing trad placements or self-rescue you will need to bring:
2. Climbing Shoes
4. 1x Locking carabiner
5. belay device.
6. Warm clothes
7. Rain jacket
Additionally the following items are recommended
8. 3x prussik loops
9. at least 4 locking carabiners
10. Sling/personal anchor system.
12. torch - just in case we end up running over time.
I can hire most of the climbing gear from the gear store on Thursday. Please RSVP early so I can get an idea of numbers.