Introduction Min

Q GAIN ATTENTION. At some stages during a climb there might be a need to construct belays or anchors that are unique to a certain situation. In some cases it may not be possible to construct a three point artificial or a two point natural anchor due to time constraints or lack of good protection available. Alternative belays and anchors can take on many guises. Be it rock spikes, flakes, boulders, trees, chocks wedged in cracks, and pitons. Most alternative belays and anchors are direct and dynamic.

2 OVERVIEW. The purpose of this period of instruction is to provide the students who, after passing the climbing phase, have further knowledge and skills in the use of alternative belays and anchors. This lesson relates to PARTY CLIMBING.

3 METHOD/MEDIA. The material in this lesson will be presented by lecture and demonstration.

4| EVALUATION. This period of instruction is a lesson purpose class.

TRANSITION: Are there any questions over the purpose or how the class will be taught? As mentioned earlier, certain situations will dictate that you may have to use some sort of alternative belay or anchor. We will first discuss the belays.

Q| (15 Min) BELAY. Belay is a method to stop a fall by applying friction to the rope and by resisting the forward pull of the fall. Besides the use of traditional devices in belaying operations, other techniques can be utilized. The following are a few expedient methods of belaying:

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