1. GAIN ATTENTION. Occasionally, a military climber may find himself up against a rock barrier, which has insufficient handholds, or foot holds to climb or that the technical grade is above what he can climb. One way or another, the climber has to get to the top of the cliff in order to complete the mission. Utilizing aid techniques can get a climber through a tough section where he would normally be stuck and unable to continue.
2. OVERVIEW. The purpose of this period of instruction is to introduce to the student military direct aid, by discussing and demonstrating aid climbing, as well as the equipment and techniques used. This lesson relates to party climbing.
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