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2003 Vertical Techniques Workshop Photos

Porterville, CA

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All Photos are courtesy of Barbara Ritts

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Registrtation Getting Ready Family Support
Students register with Lynn
to begin the Workshop
Students get into their
harnesses to get ready to climb
Family support helps the
student get over the jitters

Orientation Knot Instructions Finished Bowline
Orientation: Terry Talks ...
Students Listen!
Vance teaches how to tie
a bowline.
A bowline with a safety tie

Rope Anchors Mitchell System Frog System
Rope anchors can be creative
as Gary demonstrates
Ernie demonstrates the Mitchell
system to students
The Frog System is the most
widely used climbing system
in the world

Attempting a Prusik Teaching a Prusik Climbing with Prusiks
Student attempts to tie a Prusik
climbing knot under Don's watchful eye.
Don shows how the Prusik
knot should be tied
Successfully climbing with
a Prusik knot system

Cable Ladder Youngster on a Cable Ladder Threading a Rack
Students learn to safely climb
a cable ladder with a belay
Younger students also learn to
easily climb cable ladders
Learning to properly thread the
climbing rope through a rappel rack

Starting to Rappel At the Bottom Bobbin Rappel
The first step in rappelling
is a long one ... and scary
Successfully reaching the bottom
usually brings on a second try
Students learn to rappel
with a bobbin, too.

Double Bungee Ropewalker Getting Instruction on Ropewalker Self-starting a Ropewalker
The Double-Bungee Ropewalker
is most common in the U.S.
Getting instruction on adjusting
strap lengths to get a longer step
Learning to self-start with a
ropewalker to get off the floor

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