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SRT practice at Inglesport Climbing Wall April 16 2011

The idea of this get-together was to give newer boys and girls on the block a greater appreciation of single rope techniques. Better to have some idea of what do do if a situation arises when a caver may be hung up on a rope for whatever reason. Change-overs from rope to rope, re-belays, back-prussiking and deviations were demonstrated as well as recovery of a casualty from the mid-rope position. The worst case scenario was shown by Peter recovering Geoff from a rope and bringing him to relative safety at floor level. Whilst this did take some time, nearly half an hour, that would always be better option than leaving a casualty hung-up waiting for a rescue, and risking serious circulation problems. Matt and Caddy tackled a similar operation. It seems important to stress the need for every caver to carry spare jammer and cows-tail, pulley and knife, especially on major outings. 

Later in the day some carried on the exercise whilst others went a-swimming in the KMC Rowten sumps.

The day was a great success and needs to be repeated very soon with more emphasis on knots and rigging and man-hauling a fatigued climber. That is a common enough state of affairs and everyone should know how to tackle it.  

Thanks to Steve H, Emma, Victor, Peter, Geoff, Chris, Matt, Ian and Caddy for their support.


Trip Date: 16th April 2011
Added: 18th April 2011
Reviewer: Steve Warren
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