Dates: May 23rd & 24th
(weather date May 25th)
Time: 8am to 3pm
Location: Triangle Park – Lake Forest, IL – The intersection of E. Deerpath Rd & Walnut Rd
Max Attendees: 8
CEU’s: 6 per day (12 total)
This is a 2-day, hands-on module designed for the arborist who wants to learn the climbing techniques used in the arborist industry. The Moving Rope System (MRS) will be used in this course. We will present and demonstrate how to inspect all components of a climbing system, tying the appropriate knots used in a MRS system, tree risk assessment, ascending techniques, limb walking techniques, and descending techniques.
Meet on site. As a group, we will perform a climbing gear inspection of all PPE and climbing gear, to check it for safety and make sure it meets industry standards. The following knots will be demonstrated and tied: Bowline; Buntline hitch; Double overhand knot; Prusik hitch and Figure of eight knot. Demonstrate and perform the following: A tree risk assessment on the tree(s) to be climbed; Throwline use and installing a climbing rope; Ring and ring friction saver installation; Ascending into the tree; Advancing the climbing rope; Choosing a final tie-in point (TIP); Positioning in the tree; Re-directing the climbing rope; Limb walking; Descending to the ground. Question and answer time.
All participants continue with knot tying, installing climbing rope and climbing. Practical exam at the end of the day for all participants, consisting of tying the following knots: stationary bowline; buntline hitch; double overhand knot; prusik hitch; figure of eight knot; installing and ascending a DdRT system; limb walking and touching a hand target near the end of the limb.
Upon completion of the Climbing Level 1 module, each participant will gain the knowledge of, or be able to perform the following tasks, with emphasis on Safety:
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