Q GAIN ATTENTION. In a mountainous battlefield, gaps or soft spots in an enemy defense are usually cliffs or steep slopes. These gaps can be easily exploited by the use of fixed rope installations. Fixed ropes also aid heavily laden troops in ascending steep to moderate slopes.
2| OVERVIEW. The purpose of this period of instruction is to introduce the student to fixed rope installations. This will be accomplished by discussing the types of fixed ropes, installing, maintaining, ascending, and clearing the fixed ropes. Also, we will discuss special considerations for long pitches and cable ladders. This lesson relates to cliff assault.
INSTRUCTOR NOTE: Have students read learning objectives.
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