BSAONBELAY 2-DAY ANCHOR COURSE
This course is
offered to adult leaders with
little or no climbing
experience who wish to become BSA
ALL NECESSARY ANCHOR
GEAR IS PROVIDED DURING COURSE
Your Instructors will pre-set protection (pro) and teach you how to equalize a SERENE anchor system using a cordelette.
Next, we will teach you how to set your own passive pro with stoppers and hexes adding tools to your toolbox.
Hexes in active mode are very easy to understand but harder to place. They will help identify your problem solving strategy and your puzzle solving ability.
We will also introduce you to Tri-Cams, a three-point device that goes where other devices cannot. Some climbers use these almost exclusively as their weapon of choice because of their multiple configurations.
Spring loaded camming devices (SLCDs) are where the real fun starts. You will appreciate the ease of placement and the range of sizes while you continue to developing your skills in setting anchors.
After lunch, we will step back a little and demonstrate a simple way to anchor a top-rope climb with webbing. This is a very inexpensive way to start your budding “anchorship.”
Now that you have set a few equalized anchors, we will show you how to anchor the belayer, set a safety line, and extend the master point.
We will move on to multi directional self-equalizing anchors for setting two routes on one anchor system or accommodating a wandering climb that zigzags across a large rock face.
Finally, we will move on to multi directional self-equalizing anchors for setting two routes on one anchor system or accommodating a wandering climb that zigzags across a large rock face.
Throughout the day, we will assess your anchor skills. We will finish day one with a review of your progress and the next day’s program.
In life we
are Taught how to use many tools. After
Good Instruction our Anchor Bag holds
the answers to a fun and a safe outing.
The second day will start with a quick refresher in SERENE anchor systems addressing any weaknesses before moving on to skills that are more difficult.
After you have a grasp of anchor systems, you will put it all together by setting a full route with a top-rope anchor, safety line, and belay anchor. Then you will climb on your own anchors using your center of gravity and learn to belay correctly.
You will build a rappel station with safely lines, learn to belay from the top of rappel, and learn the artful fun of rappelling.
We will teach a simple way to escape the belay, rescue a climber mid route, and learn how to climb up a rope if needed.
If this sounds like something you can sink you teeth into - this course is for you. With a healthy respect for safety procedures and skill in setting top-rope anchor systems, you and your troop can have a safe and fun climbing experience.
We hope you will join us on our 2010/2011 season.