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Workshop in caving techniques (3rd session) · Wednesday, September 4th

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Organized by: Jannu Casanova Moreno.

Start: Wednesday, Sep. 4th, 6:30 pm
End: Wednesday, Sep. 4th, 8:30 pm


3rd session in a series of 4. In order to attend this worksop you must have been present in sessions 1 and 2 or be profficient at the frog ascent technique, descend using a rack or Stop, and be able to perform changeovers.


First, a long overdue disclaimer:

WARNING: People instructing this workshop are not professional caving guides or rope access instructors. We're just people that have caved before and think we know what we're doing. Caving is dangerous. You assume your own risk by performing these activities now and in the future.


This time we don't have the Norm theatre so I decided to merge this event with the VOC barbeque and set the ropes in the trees nearby. It is an experiment since I've never mounted ropes there. In fact, I didn't have time to check in person that the trees are suitable, but I'll take my chances. Worst case, we enjoy the barbeque, eh?

Location is in the beach at the corner of Tolmie and NW Marine Drive 

This session we're learning how to pass deviations and rebelays. Required videos:

Recommended reading:

  • Pages 101-102 chapter 6 of Vertical book
  • Pages 129-130 chapter 7 of Vertical book

As of gear, you already know what you need at this point. I should just add that you'll find you'll need the two end of your cowstail at the same time, so make sure you have a short and a long personal anchor. Also, since we'll be in a public place and we risk police giving us troubles for doing potentially dangerous activities, I will require helmets this time.

Posted: 2013-09-02 13:01:57
Last modified: 2013-09-03 00:12:10