Scrambling Rope Techniques Workshop - View Ridge Playfield


Scrambling Rope Techniques Workshop - View Ridge Playfield

A 2-hour skill check session for members who are actively aspiring to qualify as a scramble leader. After signup, participants must complete 2.5 hrs of video instruction, pass a quiz, and have scrambling knots down pat, to attend this skill check session.

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  • Challenging

6:45 PM, View Ridge Playfield, Seattle (near the Seattle PC)

(Parking location = 7130 45th Ave NE, Seattle, WA)

This skill-check session will cover usage of an emergency descent rope (and a few other lightweight pieces of climbing gear) to aid a frightened participant in descent of scrambling terrain.

Prior to the 5/18 skill-check session, participants will need to complete a thorough 2.5 hours of video training, complete a quiz, and have scrambling knots down pat. (This is a skill check workshop; not an introductory instruction workshop.) The video training includes decision-making criteria for determining if the situation & terrain are appropriate for using a rope, alternatives to using a rope, and critical thinking strategies for avoiding usage of a rope.

Leader permission required -- email leader with your background, and where you are at on the path to scramble leader qualification.


View Ridge Playfield

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Boots
  • Pack
  • Diaper harness
  • Locking carabiner
  • Additional carabiner (locking or non-locking)
  • Prusik / Klemheist loop
  • Sling (1" webbing)
  • Practice piece of 5mm or 6mm cord
  • (Old beater jacket or shirt recommended)
  • (Leather gloves or gardening gloves recommended)
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