- Do the following:
- List and explain the safety rules
- Explain the “dangers of falling” chart
- Explain the uses of the following knots:
- Alpine butterfly
- Figure of eight loop
- Double fishermans
- Draw the diagrams for the setting up of the following abseil descents:
- Single rope technique
- Canyoning setup
- Know the ways to identify safe anchors in various circumstances, e.g. trees, boulders, bollards. Belaying
- Explain the various verbal calls.
- Explain the principle of belaying and the three methods used, and give the advantages and disadvantages of each method:
- Body belay
- Mechanical belay
- Base belay
Care of Equipment
- List the rules for care of ropes.
- Explain the difference between dynamic and static rope.
- Know the right type of equipment needed for abseiling.
- Know the best way to store your ropes, e.g. coiling and chaining.
- Do the following
- Know which descending device to use in different abseils.
- Give reasons why you chose that device, e.g. on/off time, security, heat, versatility, etc.
- Know about how to treat a patient for the following injuries:
- Broken bone
- Explain how to perform the following rescues:
- The pulley system
- The change-over method
- Pass the abseiling exam with a pass mark of 60%. The exam is available from the conference youth ministries office, or through the instructor.
- Answer the questions on the following topics:
- Uses of the six abseiling knots
- What are, and give the meaning of the standard climbing calls
- Uses of various descenders
- Give seven rules for are of rope
- Give seven rules for safety
- Know about first aid and how to treat patients
- Give five ways to detect faults of ropes
- Perform the following tasks:
- Tie the six knots
- Set up the single rope setup and canyoning setup
- Witness a cliff rescue demonstrated by the instructor
- Coil and chain a rope
- Set up the belay methods
- From a minimum height of 10 meters, complete two abseils on each of the following devices, and know how to attach them to the rope:
- Whale tail
- Harpoon (easy access)
- Figure of eight
- Piton-brake bar
- Harpoon (conventional)
- Cross karabiner
- Explain how to do the classic abseil, and over the shoulder abseil, for emergency use.
- Be able to prussik a ten-meter cliff
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