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    Safe Vertical Caving

    Class Prerequisites:
      Ascend and descend 80 feet.

    6 Hours

    Equipment Needed:
      Cave Pack, with standard caving gear.
      Full vertical system.
      Caving ropes.

    This class teaches cavers the basic skills needed for vertical self rescue. Students will be shown how vertical systems operate and fail. They will be taught how to modify their own system so that it will survive a single point failure. Students will also be taught how to recover from and repair vertical system failures that occur in the cave. The caver will be taught how to do changeovers, cross knots, and recover from jammed gear. In addition, cavers will learn the basic rescue knots, and basic safe anchoring techniques.


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