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Rigging and Anchors Workshop

Perthshire, Scotland
Advanced

The UKCA Rigging and Anchors course is a workshop-style training course designed for the student who wishes to gain additional rigging knowledge in the canyon environment. This workshop is designed for recreational and professional canyoneers. The workshop covers advanced rigging techniques including twin and double systems, static and releasable systems, anchor building, rope optimisation and anchor management.

Key Information

£260 per person

group discounts apply

(no booking fees)

min 4 - max 6

min age - 18

apr - oct

free photos

advanced

duration - 2 days

Profile

On completion of the workshop, the student will have the skills and knowledge to use and implement advanced rigging techniques on a canyoning trip. They will understand the pros and cons of different techniques, where to use them and become more efficient at rigging and creating anchors

Trainer

UKCA Trainer (endorsed)

Duration 

2 days

Cost

£260pp 

Prerequisites

  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Good level of fitness and swimming ability.
  • Have completed the Canyon Leader Course (or similar) 

UKCA recommends the student has consolidated skills from the canyon leader and has a good level of canyoning experience.  

Membership

No membership required.

 

Syllabus 

Day 1- Rigging and Anchors 

Part 2A - Rigging Theory

  • Fall factor and impact force
  • Single, twin and double rope systems
  • Compound and Isolated rigging systems
  • Rope optimisation and packing

Part 2B - Rigging Traverse Lines

  • Set up - Fixed traverse line without intermediate points
  • Set up - Fixed traverse line with intermediate points
  • Set up - Retrievable traverse lines with intermediate points

Part 2C - Rigging Systems

  • Releasable System - Twin Rope (MMO)
  • Releasable System - Twin Rope (Releasable fig 8 block)
  • Releasable System - Twin Rope (Joker system)
  • Releasable System - Double Rope 
  • Static System - Twin Rope (Stone Knot)
  • Static System - Twin Rope (Fig 8 Block)
  • Multi-Pitch Rigging
  • Guided Rappel 
    • In loop method
    • Italian 8 (3:1)
    • Swift water release (swiss method)
    • human anchor at the bottom
  • Setting rope length when anchor manager cannot see the bottom using Swiftwater lock-off

 

Day 2 - Anchors and Clinic Session (Canyon descent) 

Part 2A - Anchors 

  • Identification and use of natural anchors
  • Human Anchors
  • Retrievable anchor systems

Part 2B - Clinic Session 

The clinic session is designed to give the student the opportunity to practice and start consolidating skills from the course under the guidance of a trainer. The clinic can be carried out on a canyoning descent on a training wall or cliff. 

GROUP REVIEW 

PERSONAL FEEDBACK

INTRODUCTION TO ADVANCED WORKSHOPS 

INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL PATHWAY 

END OF COURSE

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