Assault Climbers Handbook (mountaineering) by US Marine Corps

By US Marine Corps

As in any army operation requiring specific talents, resembling mountain climbing, a few unique gear and coaching specific to the venture needs to be lined. The Marine Corps has followed this education for this very cause. This education permits Marines at the tying of knots, rope platforms, hiking / descending vertical and close to vertical landscapes - all whereas in a wrestle atmosphere.

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Students will properly care and maintain mountaineering equipment. PROVIDE HELP (CONC) a. The instructors will assist the students when necessary. ) 1. QUESTIONS FROM THE CLASS 2. QUESTIONS TO THE CLASS Q. What are the five parts of a locking carabiner? A. (1) Gate (2) Gate pivot pin (3) Locking notch (4) Body (5) Locking nut (locking carabiner only) Q. Name the three types of pro used. A. (1) Stoppers (2) Hexcentrics (3) Spring Loaded Camming Devices (SLCD) SUMMARY (2 Min) a. During this period of instruction we have covered, ropes, carabiners, chocks, and helmets.

A drastic change from the ropes original color may indicate chemical change or damage. 6 )Stiffness or Soft Spots. Could signify core damage. NOTE: Dynamic ropes measuring between 10mm and 12mm are marked at each end of its pigtails with a number “1” indicating that the rope is UIAA approved for single rope lead climbing. Dynamic ropes measuring between 8mm and 9mm are marked at each end of its pigtails with a “1/2” number indicating that two of these ropes are required to conduct a lead climb.

B. ENABLING LEARNING OBJECTIVES (MLC) and (ACC) 1 )Without the aid of references and given a list of rope terminology, define in writing, in accordance with the references. 2 )Without the aid of references, list in writing the rope care considerations, in accordance with the references. 8 82 3 )In a summer mountainous environment and given a climbing rope, execute the methods of coiling a rope, in accordance with the references. 4 )In a summer mountainous environment and given a sling rope and a designated amount of time while blindfolded, tie the mountaineering knots, in accordance with the references.

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