Level 1 Rope Technician Course:

In this course, you will learn and practice a large list of skills needed for technical level rope rigging. This course includes the application of principles, mathe-matics, forces, anchoring, and concludes with the construction and operation of high lines that bring into play many of the necessary skills outlined by NFPA 1006 and NFPA 1670 (Standards for Rescue Technician Professional Qualifi-cations and Standards for Operations and Training).

This course is not another "Get-to-know-your-knots course". This course assumes you can proficiently tie 10 to 20 of the commonly used rigging and rescue knots. This course does include some math so bringing a calculator is strongly suggested.

Days and Times:Carrier

(Unless otherwise stated)
Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

$295 per person. A 50% non-refundable payment is required when you register. Register here

Minimum 10 - maximum of 25

On Rope 1, Inc. will provide:
All written materials,
All group and instructional equipment,
Certificates (awarded upon successful completion of this course).

As a participant, you will need to bring the following equipment:

  1. A seat harness and a locking carabiner on Sunday (day 3),
  2. Boots, leather gloves, and helmet on Sunday (day 3),
  3. Note taking tools,
  4. Calculator (suggested, not required),
  5. Appropriate clothing for the environment and weather,
  6. Food and water.

Each participant will be asked to sign an “Assumption of Risk and Liability Waiver”.

Participants must arrange for their own room and food (short lunch breaks are scheduled).

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Define the current terms used by rope rescue technicians.
  2. Discuss finer points of knot tying including: compactness, hole size, strength loss, failure point, and current philosophy on back-up knots.
  3. Readily convert from English to metric units (kilo-Newtons).
  4. Discuss appropriate techniques and usage of prusik hitches, including: 2-wrap, 3-wrap and tandem 3-wrap.
  5. Tie and know when to use a Radium Release Hitch.
  6. Gain valuable insight into harness selection, harness use and consequences when used inappropriately.
  7. Demonstrate direct and indirect anchor attachments.
  8. Apply the focal concept to rigging situations.
  9. Apply vector technology to rigging scenarios.
  10. Discuss and understand pulley efficiencies.
  11. Discuss, tie, and use a 3:1 pre-tension back-tie and anchor extension.
  12. Know the differences between LDA’s and LSA’s and be able to rig an LSA.
  13. Determine if a rigging set-up is within acceptable safety guidelines.
  14. Know the difference between IMA, TMA, and AMA.
  15. Know the three classifications of harnesses, and the dangers of post fall suspension.
  16. Build a horizontal highline, a drooping highline, a double highline, and an English Reeve.