Chapter Climbing

Section I. Climbing Fundamentals 6-1

6-1. Route Selection 6-1

6-2. Terrain Selection for Training 6-1

6-3. Preparation 6-2

6-5. Climbing Technique 6-3

6-6. Safety Precautions 6-8

6-7. Margin of Safety 6-9

Section II. Use of Holds 6-10

6-8. Climbing With the Feet 6-10

6-9. Using the Hands 6-13

6-10. Combination Techniques 6-19

Section III. Roped Climbing 6-27

6-11. Tying-in to the Climbing Rope 6-27

6-12. Presewn Harnesses 6-28

6-13. Improvised Harnesses 6-32

Section IV. Belay Techniques 6-33

6-14. Procedure for Managing the Rope 6-34

6-15. Choosing a Belay Technique 6-39

6-16. Establishing a Belay 6-40

6-17. Setting Up a Belay 6-43

6-18. Top-Rope Belay 6-43

Section V. Climbing Commands 6-43

6-19. Verbal Commands 6-44

6-20. Rope Tug Commands 6-45

Section VI. Roped Climbing Methods 6-45

6-21. Top-Roped Climbing 6-45

6-22. Lead Climbing 6-45

6-23. Aid Climbing 6-54

6-24. Three-Man Climbing Team 6-57

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