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Assault Climbers Handbook (mountaineering) by US Marine Corps

By US Marine Corps

As in any army operation requiring precise abilities, reminiscent of hiking, a few exact gear and coaching specific to the challenge has to be coated. The Marine Corps has followed this education for this very cause. This education allows Marines at the tying of knots, rope structures, hiking / descending vertical and close to vertical landscapes - all whereas in a wrestle atmosphere.

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FLAKED OUT ROPEON THE GROUND i. Dressing the knot. This involves the orientation of all of the knot parts so that they are properly aligned, straightened, or bundled, and so the parts of the knot look like the accompanying pictures. Neglecting this can result in an additional 50% reduction in knot strength. NON-DRESSED DOWN WATER TAPE KNOT DRESSED DOWN WATER TAPE KNOT j. Setting the knot. This involves tightening all parts of the knot so that all of the rope parts bind upon other parts of the knot so as to render it operational.

3 )In a summer mountainous environment and given a climbing rope, execute the methods of coiling a rope, in accordance with the references. 4 )In a summer mountainous environment and given a sling rope and a designated amount of time, tie the mountaineering knots, in accordance with the references. 4. METHOD/MEDIA. The material in this lesson will be presented by lecture and demonstration. You will practice what you have learned during upcoming field training exercises. Those of you with IRF's please fill them out at the conclusion of this lesson.

B. Recording Information in a Rope Log. Once a new rope has been serialized, the rope log for that rope should be started up. At a minimum, it should contain the following information: 1 )The rope serial number. 2 )Manufacturer. Depending on the manufacturer, ropes of the same type and diameter may vary in tensile strength, stretch factor, and durability. 3 )Date of manufacture. Five years from this shelf life date, ropes are considered to have reached their normal expiration date, and should be destroyed.

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