Top Rope Systems 2

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When the water gets too high at Great Falls or you want to climb more then a hundred feet at a top rope site, you will need to belay from the top of the cliff.  Earth Treks’ Top Rope Systems 2 course will teach you how to rig anchors to facilitate top belays and give you plenty of practice top belaying.  Basic Rescue skills including belay escapes, hauling systems, lowering and assisting climbers who can’t make the moves or are too tired to finish the climb will be covered in this course.

Are you new to rigging top ropes? Before you take Top Rope Systems 2, learn the basics of top rope anchoring in the Top Rope Systems 1 course.

Participants should have the following equipment:

  • Climbing Shoes.
  • Harness with a belay / rappel loop and gear loops.
  • Belay Device. A tube type belay device like an ATC at minimum, preferably a Petzl Reverso or Black Diamond ATC Guide.
  • 4-5 locking carabiners, two of which should be HMS/Pear shaped lockers
  • 4-5 non-locking carabiners
  • Two cordalettes made from 20-22 feet sections of either 5.5 to 6mm high strenght tech cord (such as Sterling Pro Cord) or 7mm accessory cord tied into loops.
  • Two sections of 6mm accessory cord 4 feet long (for autobloks/prussik).
  • 2 high strength 48″ sewn runners (double length runners)
  • Nut tool (recommended but optional).

Course Name

Top Rope Systems 2

Dates & Times

April 26
May 18
June 14
July 20
August 10
September 20
October 25

8:30am-4pm

Price

$115.00

Member Price

$95.00

Ages

13 and up

Location

Great Falls, VA

Prerequisites

Participants must be experienced with top rope set ups using natural anchors and possess basic outdoor climbing and belaying skills as a minimum skill set.