Q GAIN ATTENTION. Two party climbing is the means by which trained military mountaineers ascend vertical to near vertical rock features, without the benefit of a top-rope. In the military, party climbing is used as a means of ascending a cliff face to set up ropes and other associated installations from the top of a rock feature, to prepare the way for a unit to undertake a cliff assault, or as a means of crossing an obstacle.
2| OVERVIEW. The purpose of this period of instruction is to introduce the student to the method of two party climbing, as well as an understanding of fall factors. This period of instruction brings together placing protection, anchor belays for party climbing, and the balance climbing class. This lesson relates to cliff assault.
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