Logbook 10 Worth wild outdoor leader course
Saturday 19th of March 2016, Kangaroo point 11.00am start till 2.00pm short day today. ( Voting day )
Today we Practiced rigging skills, i handed in my assessments back in that needed to be fixed, today was optional for extra Practice. I decided to take photos of my rigging today to help remember and as a good reference.
Rigging for both an abseil and a climb session, going through different ways of rigging up the same climb but with different knots.
Important things i found out today are, i used a Figure 8 knot on the bite around the pillars (Reference above Photo) which is good but long term wise is not good, will wear the ropes out, instead use slings around the pillars and then attach the figure 8 knot on the bite with a carabiner. This will make the ropes last, replacing a sling is cheaper and more cost effective than replacing a rope or cutting the rope because of wear.
(I used to have one carabiner up = screw gate facing top of cliff) and one down = facing down to the bottom of cliff) this is wrong, old school, do not do any more.) Screw gate Carabiners straight edge againest the wall, screw gate facing down to gravity so it will not unscrew. Reference photo below.
Beautiful hot day today, in Brisbane Finishing early at 2.00pm