Training: SRT and Equipment Familiarization
What is SRT?
SRT or Single Rope Technique is a climbing approach that utilizes one rope in ascending or descending. This has played a major role for climbers especially in several adventurous pursuits such as canyoneering, caving, rock climbing, potholing, tree climbing (for canopy access) and for building maintenance.
To become rope access operators, one should be familiar with the appropriate equipment used, its proper handling and safety maintenance.
Here are some of the equipment used for SRT :
- Climbing Lines or Ropes for SRT
SRT is more likely the option for long ascents and in most case, the most preferred line is a lightweight rope with an abrasion resistant (smooth) jacket that fits well into the hardware.
- Ascenders or Rope Clamps
This equipment enables the climber to have lesser trouble in ascending because of its large handle which allows firmer contact or grip on the rope. This minimizes strength needed your arms to hold unto the rope thus giving you more endurance to the climb.
This type of climbing equipment puts in friction to the rope to control speed when descending.
- Rope Wrench
With this device, it allows one to have an easy ascend and descend with a friction hitch making it effortless to work the tree.
A padded headpiece to protect the head from injuries due to a fall or any accidents.
- Mobile Fall Arrest Device
This climbing technology gear, goes along with the user in motion whether inclined or vertically aligned. It has a locking function in case of a sudden acceleration or shock load.
A device for hauling up items or rescuing people in an emergency situation. The rope attached to it allows movement.
Components of a Typical Arrest System
- Lanyards and Energy Absorbers
Lanyards are used to connect to the harness (the climber) and then to the anchor point. Meanwhile energy absorbers usually a tear webbing type wherein two-stitched layers are ripped apart in case of a fall. The reason for this is to minimize the gravitational force one can experience in an accidental descent.
- Basal Anchors
Anchor slings that are adjustable makes it easier for a climber to maneuver his movements. It will provide a quick installation as it has a flexible fitting range and which creates a smooth descent because of its easy attachment feature to belay devices.
This is a gear with straps and belts to support or hold a person while climbing up and down or getting from one place to the other.
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