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Q GAIN ATTENTION. In almost every mountain operation, you will be required to negotiate rocky slopes and faces. "While not all will require technical skills, some of them will and you will be unable to accomplish your mission unless you have mastered the basic skills of balance climbing.

2 OVERVIEW. The Purpose of this period of instruction is to introduce the student to the techniques used in balance climbing. This will be accomplished by discussing safety requirements, individual preparations, commands, types of holds, and considerations for body position and movement. This lesson relates to top roping and cliff assaults. (SMO)

INSTRUCTOR NOTE: Have students read learning objectives.

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