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It is one thing to climbing over 1 800 feet up vertical rock face, it is another thing altogether to do it without the use of safety ropes at speed. In September, Dani Arnold scaled imposing Cima Grande wall in the Dolomites mountain range, Italy, with nothing but his bare hands and a bag of chalk. He did so in a record breaking time of 46 minutes, 30 seconds, obliterating the previous record by almost 20 minutes. It was very much a head game. All skills, like climbing technique and all endurance, these are basic for me, 35-year-old Arnold told CNN Sport, from his home in Switzerland, as he reflects on his love of free soloing. There are so many very strong climbers around but having these normal climbing skills whilst also having a very clear mind and feeling safe without rope, thats bit like joker or jackpot.

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Equipment

Okay, youve got the basic theory of abseiling and you know the basic equipment you need. Now let me explain some of the techniques for abseiling. Of course, being show in real life is far easier than writing instructions, but well give it a shot. Start off by putting on your harness, helmet, gloves and attaching your belay device to the gear loop on your harness. Youll probably need a karabiner for that. Next up, you need to attach your rope to a good anchor on top of thing youre about to Abseil off. By good we mean something that is not going to break off while youre halfway down Abseil. People use expressions like unquestionably sound but youre probably looking for something like an enormous boulder or big tree-not frozen Mars bar. Tie one end of your rope around the anchor youve choose. All solid? Good. Now you want to thread Rope through your belay device. Just how you do that depends on the type of device, so read instructions. At this point, you should now connect to Rope via your friction device and your harness. Put your dominant hand on the end of the rope in place after it has been through the belay device. Typically, that hand will control the level of friction. Holding rope down and close to your body, put brakes on, up and away speeds you up. Of course, that depends on your belay device, so check! Now youre all ready. Youve checked your knots and anchors are secure, all gear is properly attach. Its time to do some abseiling. Face your anchor and walk slowly backwards towards the edge. This is weird Making sure youve get brake on, walk backwards over the edge of the cliff. If youve getting everything right, you should be able to slowly walk down vertical face by finding a sweet spot in friction: not too much, not too little. Try not to release the brake in sudden bursts, resulting in you bouncing down face. As you approach the bottom, put down one foot and then the other. Continue releasing rope until youre bit away from the bottom of your face. Then, once youre safe, un-attach yourself from rope. Well do-you make it!

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Styles/techniques

This is the simplest form of abseiling. One abseiler uses rope fix at the top of the drop to descend under their own control to the bottom. Abseilers control their speed by using a BELAY device attached to harness around their waist. Abseilers hold rope with one hand above and one hand below the device to slow control their speed, while the BELAY device causes friction in the rope, making sure that they do fall too fast. The classic pose for abseiling in this way is to lean backwards over drop and walk slowly down the wall, but once you have mastered this form of abseiling and get familiar with your equipment, then youll be able to tackle most of the other abseiling techniques on this list.


Seamless rope team cooperation

If climbers pick up rope from the center, this will encourage kinks to form on their own at the end of the rope. First, you look for midpoint marking. Then-beginning in the center-mirror loops are wrap in the climber's hand or around his / her shoulder. Loops are coiled from one side to other until there are two meters of rope remaining. Climber then wrap this very tightly around loops of rope several times before pulling the loop through the hole. This loop is then placed on top of the upper part. Finally, both ends of the rope are pull through.


Setting Up the Belay

Step 1-Tie off belay Device with Mule Knot back up with Overhand Knot. Load is now on belayer harness and belayer hands are both free. Step 2-Attach hero loop to load rope with prusik Hitch. Attach carabiner to hero loop; This carabiner is an ideally locking carabiner, but can be a non-locking carabiner. It is helpful if a carabiner is suitable for Munter Hitch. Connect free end of rope from belayer Tie-in at anchor to carabiner on hero loop. This connection could be Munter-Mule. Step 3-Untie Device-Mule from step 1 and slowly transfer load to hero loop using belay Device. Step 4-Connect rope to anchor with Figure 8 on bight as backup, and then remove belay Device.

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Climbing education

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ActivityStaff numbersStudent numbers
Single-pitch top belay2 3 4Up to 12 13 - 18 19 - 24
Single-pitch ground belay2 3 4Up to 12 13 - 18 19 - 24
Tramline multi-pitch2 3 4Up to 4 5 - 6 7 - 8
Independent multi-pitch2 3 4Up to 4 5 - 6 7 - 8

Rock environments are usually hardened and elevated landscapes, commonly referred to as cliffs or crags. Geologically, their origins are diverse. Elevation of rock environments offers vantage points from which unique perspectives can often be draw. Where surrounding landscapes have been disturb, rock environments may be a refuge for remnant flora and fauna and thus require sensitive use and management. Vegetation in rock environments is susceptible to damage by human activity and effects can be long lasting. WHEN preparing for activities in rock environments, consider how to minimise the environmental impact of experience. Due to the unique nature of each location, specific assessment of suitability should be made prior to the trip. Your choice of location should be based upon recent and first hand knowledge of at least one member of the planning and supervising staff. Where this is impractical, planning and supervising staff should be thoroughly familiar with general characteristics and conditions found in similar locations, and have consult with people who can supply recent and first-hand knowledge of locations being consider. Potential to Support your educational objectives level of access to resources, services and facilities that you need or would like to use, including campsites, water, walking trails, toilets, shelter from extreme weather, or interpretive Information level of access to communications and external assistance, in the event of an emergency, or extreme weather conditions. The more effectively remote your location is, then the more self-contain and self-reliant your group must be potential exposure to environmental hazards and difficulties activity ability and fitness of students. Contact with relevant authorities should be made in order to access up-to-date management information and to determine any access and permit requirements. Groups need to be aware that extreme weather conditions may arise prior to or during the proposed trip. Staff should be prepared to cancel, modify or relocate activity at any time. Soundness of, and safe access to, anchor points safe area away from cliff edge / face for anyone who is not participating in activity ability of belayer to see student throughout CLIMB. Check the weather forecast for location in the days leading up to the program and on the day the program commences. If the program extends overnight, monitor and assess the weather throughout and based on that information access daily weather forecasts and warnings. Weather conditions can change rapidly. Monitor and assess the weather throughout activity and be prepared to cancel, modify or relocate at anytime. Coastal, Land Weather and Flood Warnings: 1300 659 217 Full State Telephone Weather Service: 1900 955 363 Victorian Bushfire Information Line: 1800 240 667 These telephone numbers may be useful to have available on your program. Transportation of groups to and from activity locations must be carefully consider. Vehicles used to transport students must comply with VicRoads registration requirements. Drivers must comply with all licensing requirements. Equipment carried inside vehicles must be securely stow.


Seamless rope team cooperation

The helmet is properly fit and partner check has been fully carried out. Now it is time to get start: If climbers in a rope team cross each other, this means the lead climber and follower alternate. For following pitch, followers take the lead. At next belay, they switch once again. However, if there is only one lead climber, who takes the lead for every pitch, this is considered permanent lead. Rope handling and belaying must be adapted accordingly. The same rope commands are valid for both tactics. With these commands, each rope partner knows what he / she has to do. In well-attune rope teams-or during alpine climbs where rope team can no longer hear each other-commands can be transmitted by pulling on ropes. In the following section we look at processes for two-person rope team From the perspective of lead and follower:

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Sample RisksSample Controls
Fall from heightPre-activity safety briefing on belay systems and cliff environment. All participants to wear correctly fitted helmets and harnesses. Students to be briefed to remain at least two metres from the cliff edge. Anyone who is operating within two metres of the cliff edge must be on belay or tethered to a secure anchor.
Student belaying skill levelChoose an appropriate system for use by students. Instructional staff to directly observe belaying by students. Provide a clear belay brief and then assess each students ability to belay.
Slips and tripsCorrect footwear to be worn by students. Clear instruction on how to descend.
Entanglement (hair, clothing, jewellery)Participants to remove all jewellery prior to commencement. Participants with long hair to tie back hair prior to abseiling. Clothing to be tucked in and ensure belay devices are free of potential entanglements.
Falling objects (including rocks)Review site for loose rock prior to climbing. Do not drag ropes or other equipment which may dislodge rocks. Teach calls to warn of rock fall and appropriate protective response.
Excessive speed while descendingAppropriate belay system to slow descent. Instruction and supervision of belayers.
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Record breaker

Table

Sample RisksSample Controls
Fall from heightPre-activity safety briefing on belay systems and cliff environment. All participants to wear correctly fitted helmets and harnesses. Students to be briefed to remain at least two metres from the cliff edge. Anyone who is operating within two metres of the cliff edge must be on belay or tethered to a secure anchor.
Student belaying skill levelChoose an appropriate system for use by students. Instructional staff to directly observe belaying by students. Provide a clear belay brief and then assess each students ability to belay.
Slips and tripsCorrect footwear to be worn by students. Clear instruction on how to descend.
Entanglement (hair, clothing, jewellery)Participants to remove all jewellery prior to commencement. Participants with long hair to tie back hair prior to abseiling. Clothing to be tucked in and ensure belay devices are free of potential entanglements.
Falling objects (including rocks)Review site for loose rock prior to climbing. Do not drag ropes or other equipment which may dislodge rocks. Teach calls to warn of rock fall and appropriate protective response.
Excessive speed while descendingAppropriate belay system to slow descent. Instruction and supervision of belayers.

It's one thing climbing over 1 800 feet up vertical rock face, it's another thing altogether to do it without the use of safety ropes-at speed. In September, Dani Arnold scaled imposing Cima Grande wall in the Dolomites mountain range, Italy, with nothing but his bare hands and a bag of chalk. He did so in a record breaking time of 46 minutes, 30 seconds, obliterating the previous record by almost 20 minutes. It's very much a head game. All skills, like climbing technique and all endurance, these are basic for me, 35-year-old Arnold told CNN Sport, from his home in Switzerland, as he reflects on his love of free soloing. There are so many very strong climbers around, but having these normal climbing skills whilst also having a very clear mind and feeling safe without rope, that's bit like joker or jackpot. Climbing has always played an important part in Arnold's life. Growing up in the Swiss mountains, he would spend his days inadvertently honing his skills because, as he put it, there was nothing else to do. As his skills develop, challenges intensify as Arnold begins to feel increasingly comfortable hanging off the steepest of rock face, albeit with ropes attach and support team. It was not until he completed his first free Solo while ice climbing that he realized the intense thrill that comes with the most dangerous of sports. Free soloing entered the public's consciousness after American climber Alex Honnold scaled the Californian granite monolith El Capitan without any ropes, achievement immortalized in the breathtaking BAFTA-winning National Geographic Documentary free Solo, which won Best Documentary at this year's Oscars. I'm very at the moment, Arnold say, explaining how he manages to stay calm when his life is at risk. I know what would happen if I make any mistakes, but it's not fear or anything like that. I'm just very, very concentrated. I know what I do. So it's not comparable with anything. It's answer that gives his family and friends little comfort when he sets off on such perilous adventures and Arnold admits that neither his parents or wife enjoy what he does, though they have come to appreciate why he takes such risks. They realize that this is something very important to me, he say. They see how many times I train for this stuff. I don't go if I have bad feeling or something like that. Climbing at speed while free soloing adds an extra layer of peril that pushes Arnold to his absolute limit. The natural handgrips and footholds that he uses to pull himself up rock face are often only a matter of inches but, when you're jumping between them at pace, you lose a certain amount of precision. Big balance between being fast and being safe. That's quite a small line, I would say, he add. According to a 35-year-old climber, minimizing risk is all about preparation.

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Sprint finish

Table

Sample RisksSample Controls
Fall from heightPre-activity safety briefing on belay systems and cliff environment. All participants to wear correctly fitted helmets and harnesses. Students to be briefed to remain at least two metres from the cliff edge. Anyone who is operating within two metres of the cliff edge must be on belay or tethered to a secure anchor.
Student belaying skill levelChoose an appropriate system for use by students. Instructional staff to directly observe belaying by students. Provide a clear belay brief and then assess each students ability to belay.
Slips and tripsCorrect footwear to be worn by students. Clear instruction on how to descend.
Entanglement (hair, clothing, jewellery)Participants to remove all jewellery prior to commencement. Participants with long hair to tie back hair prior to abseiling. Clothing to be tucked in and ensure belay devices are free of potential entanglements.
Falling objects (including rocks)Review site for loose rock prior to climbing. Do not drag ropes or other equipment which may dislodge rocks. Teach calls to warn of rock fall and appropriate protective response.
Excessive speed while descendingAppropriate belay system to slow descent. Instruction and supervision of belayers.

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What next?

Table

Sample RisksSample Controls
Fall from heightPre-activity safety briefing on belay systems and cliff environment. All participants to wear correctly fitted helmets and harnesses. Students to be briefed to remain at least two metres from the cliff edge. Anyone who is operating within two metres of the cliff edge must be on belay or tethered to a secure anchor.
Student belaying skill levelChoose an appropriate system for use by students. Instructional staff to directly observe belaying by students. Provide a clear belay brief and then assess each students ability to belay.
Slips and tripsCorrect footwear to be worn by students. Clear instruction on how to descend.
Entanglement (hair, clothing, jewellery)Participants to remove all jewellery prior to commencement. Participants with long hair to tie back hair prior to abseiling. Clothing to be tucked in and ensure belay devices are free of potential entanglements.
Falling objects (including rocks)Review site for loose rock prior to climbing. Do not drag ropes or other equipment which may dislodge rocks. Teach calls to warn of rock fall and appropriate protective response.
Excessive speed while descendingAppropriate belay system to slow descent. Instruction and supervision of belayers.

SLCD piece of active climbing protection compose of number of cams on stem with a trigger bar. When the bar is pulled back, cams compress to a size small enough to fit inside the crack or pocket. When the bar is release, cams flare outward and rotate / wedge into place, providing protection. Rope is then clipped with runner to this piece of protection. See Friend, Camalot, TCU. Sticht plate Original friction device for belaying developed by Franz Sticht. It consists of a plate with 2 holes and sometimes spring on bottom. A Bight of rope is pass through one of the holes and locked to the belayer's harness. Plate provide friction on rope to slow or stop it. Spring keeps rope from getting wedge into plate's holes. Top rope rope that is passed through fix anchor on top of the climbing wall or cliff, with each end tied to the climber and belayer at bottom. Top rope ensure that the climber is always protected from falling very far, and is thus a good way to learn to climb. Top-roping is the term for this type of climbing.

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