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					Intro to Aid Climbing Seminar Curriculum

       Participant Gear (per climber):
               Harness
               Helmet
               (2) ascenders
               (2) Daisys (Adjustable recommended but not required.)
               (2) Aiders (i.e. ladders)
               (4) Big locking carabiners
               (many) free biners or draws (Classes 2 & 3)
               Personal Anchor
               Fifi Hook (or carabiner)
               Grigri or rappel device

Class 1: Ascending and Descending Fixed Ropes
       Goal: Ascending and descending fixed ropes.

       Facilities
               Bolt anchor at ground level for demo
               Free hanging fixed rope (one per two climbers)
       Systems
               Two ascender system (w/ backup knots)
               Body hoist w/ grigri
               Tying rope to anchor (Figure 8 on bight and clove hitch)
               Tying ropes together (knot within butterfly)
               Improvisational aid (optional)
       Exercises
               Ascend fixed rope and rappel
               Ascend fixed rope and down jug
               Ascend fixed rope passing knot and rappel passing knot
               Use gear normally carried on Alpine climb to ascend and descend rope
                      (optional)

Class 2: Basic Aid Climbing (Straight Bolt Ladder)
       Goal: Lead and clean a vertical bolt ladder

       Facilities
               Bolt anchor at ground level for demo
               Bolt Ladder with bolted anchor on top (one per two climbers)
       Systems
               Two Aider/Daisy aid system
               Aid Anchors
       Exercises
               Climb bolt ladder, fix rope and rappel
               Follow fixed rope, clean, and rappel
Class 3: More Basic Aid Climbing (Traversing Bolt Ladder)
       Goal: Lead and clean a traversing bolt ladder

      Facilities
              Grid bolted wall with bolted anchor on top (one per two climbers)
              Ground level bolts for lower out demo
      Systems
              Two Aider/Daisy aid system
              Aid Anchors
      Exercises
              Lead traversing bolt ladder, fix rope and rappel
              Follow fixed rope, clean, and rappel
              Lead pitch with pendulum
              Follow fixed rope using lower out, clean, and rappel.

				
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