Training and Equipment

 

The club has a well equipped tackle shed including over 850 metres of rope and more ladders than most modern cavers would care to utilise. All equipment use is monitored and recorded and all ropes have a fully documented history and receive regular inspection and testing.

The club offers training to new members from novices or to more experienced cavers who want to learn about Single Rope Techniques (SRT) or other aspects of caving. Some background training material is produced including a Members Handbook and the club also has copies of the three 'Cave Safe' training videos. In addition to training events held at the Leeds Climbing Wall the club also has its own training rig. Although small in scale, all aspects of SRT can be demonstrated and the famous 13 ft Attic pitch has been described as one of the most awkward pitches to rig in the dales!

Club documents and guides available in Acrobat format (see below) include:

1. Safety, Clothing and Conservation - A guide for new members.

2. Members Handbook - A brief description of caving techniques,including knots, ladders, SRT and information compiled from various learned journals.


More rigging practice for ladder or SRT in the tackle shed


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