MULTI-PITCH CLIMBING - LEVEL 2
Efficiency, fluid team work, free flowing rope management and confident route finding all contribute to completing long routes successfully. In Level 2 we help you hone the basic skills and add methods and tips which help everything come together even more smoothly.
In addition multi-pitch climbing can involve a serious level of potential hazard and commitment. Increasing your levels of self-reliance and safety will enable you to rise to ever greater challenges with confidence. We will introduce you to a range of skills for dealing with special difficulties which can arise. Learning how best to abandon a route safely, methods of rope ascension and descent amongst other skills can help to get you out of some potentially sticky situations.
As with Level 1 the course involves some workshop time, but the emphasis remains on putting the skills into practice in a real multi-pitch climbing situation. You will learn some ingeniously simple techniques giving you greater control over the multi-pitch environment, while enjoying another great classic outing.
Course contents include:
Methods for greater efficiency
- Honing stance management
- The place of multi-tasking
- Slick change-overs
- Special rope management considerations
- Developing fluid teamwork
- Improved route finding ability
- Topos revisited
Self reliance and dealing with special difficulties
- Use of munter hitch
- Methods for ascending and descending ropes
- More knots
- How to abandon routes safely
- Building more complex anchors and use of cordelette
- Appropriate use of double ropes and auxiliary cords