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As in any army operation requiring targeted abilities, equivalent to hiking, a few specified gear and coaching specific to the undertaking needs to be lined. The Marine Corps has followed this education for this very cause. This education permits Marines at the tying of knots, rope structures, hiking / descending vertical and close to vertical landscapes - all whereas in a wrestle surroundings.

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OVERVIEW. The purpose of this period of instruction is to familiarize the student with the basics of rope management, especially those aspects of terminology, considerations in the care of rope, methods of coiling ropes, when to use each coil, the types of knots used, and the classification of knots. This lesson relates to all installations and climbing performed here at MWTC. INSTRUCTOR NOTE: Have students read learning objectives. 3. INTRODUCE LEARNING OBJECTIVES a. TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE.

All ropes have to be inspected before, during, and after all operations. Kernmantle rope is harder to inspect than a laid rope. e. green line. The Assault Climber must know what to look and feel for when inspecting a rope. Any of the below listed deficiencies can warrant the retirement of a rope. 1 )Excessive Fraying. Indicates broken sheath bundles or PIC breakage. DAMAGED AND EXPOSED ROPE 2 )Exposed Core Fibers. Indicates severe sheath damage. (When you can see the inner core fibers) 3 )Glossy Marks.

4 )In a summer mountainous environment and given a sling rope and a designated amount of time while blindfolded, tie the mountaineering knots, in accordance with the references. c. ENABLING LEARNING OBJECTIVES (SMO) 1 )With the aid of references and given a list of terms used in rope work, state orally the terminology, in accordance with the references. 2 )With the aid of references, state orally the considerations in the care of rope, in accordance with the references. 3 )In a summer mountainous environment and given a climbing rope, execute the methods of coiling a rope, in accordance with the references.

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