Mountain Advanced Course - Rope Skills and Risky Terrain Management

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    The rope skills is needed when we challenge to advanced mountain routes in Taiwan safely. The rope skills is not only how to tie knots but also the applications skills. The application skills included risky terrain evaluation, anchoring, belay method and rappelling skills. The judgement in different risky terrain and team management is also the important topics in the courses.  

    This course will emphasis the options under weight concern. This course suit for the people who has mountain backpacking or river tracing experience. 


Course Schedule : 12th, 19th, 20th, March, 2022 (3 days course) 

Course Registration : Please click >> ZA course online registration system

Course Location : 

  • Day - 1 : Rope skill training course in Taipei
  • Day - 2 : Rope Climbing Area in Taipei
  • Day - 3 : Long Dong Rock Climbing Area in New Taipei City

Group Size : 2 ~ 6 

Course Tuition : NT$9000 (Tuition included instruction fee, share equipment and Insurance)

Pre Request : 

  • indoor or outdoor Rock Climbing or Border experience
  • Overnight mountain backpacking experience

Equipment List : Attender need to have these equipment during the course. 

  • Helmet (UIAA Certified)
  • Climbing Harness
  • Rock Climbing Shoes
  • Mountain Boots or Approaching Shoes
  • 2 pieces - Dyneema Sling 120cm in length
  • 2 pieces - Dyneema Sling 60cm in length
  • 4 pieces - Manual Locking Pear Shape Locking Carabiner
  • 4 pieces - Non Locking Carabiner
  • 1 pieces - Associate cord 5m in length and 7mm diameter
  • Sawn Prusik Sling (Sterling Ropes - Hollow Block 13.5'')
  • Rain Jacket & Rain pants
  • Warm Clothes
  • Sun Protection (Sunglasses, Sun Scream, Hat, Wind Jacket)
  • Water Bottle
  • Headlamp


Course Outline : 

  • Course Introduction
    • Course Introduction & Course Schedule
    • Terrain and Option range define
      • No Snow or Ice coverage
      • Climbing Grade lower the YDS 5.7
      • Short Roping is not included
  • Terrain Define and Assessment
    • How to define terrain?
    • How to assess terrain?
    • Belay selection principle
    • The mountain characteristics in Taiwan 
  • Gear
    • Mountain Boots & Approaching Shoes
    • Climbing Backpack
    • Harness
    • Helmet
    • Slings
    • Rope & Cords
    • Carabiner
    • Belay Device
  • Coil Methods
    • Mountaineering Coil
    • Butterfly Coil
    • Backpack Coil
  • Basic Bordering Techniques
    • Bordering in Grade 4 terrain
    • Basic Climbing Techniques
    • Climbing with Backpack
  • Knots
    • Figure 8 family
    • Water Knot
    • Double Fisherman Knot 
    • Flat overhand knot (a.k.a EDK)
    • Clove Hitch
    • Italian Hitch and MMO
    • Prusik Hitch
    • Klemheist Hitch
    • Autobreak Hitch
    • Stopper Knots
  • Mountain Anchoring
    • Nature Anchor
    • Anchoring in Mountaineering application
    • Disposed Sling
    • Equivocation hitch
  • Belay Methods
    • Body Belay
    • Terrain Belay
    • Direct & Indirect top belay
  • Cross Line 
    • Anchor and Tension Setting
    • Leader Self belay
  • Rappelling Skills
    • Rappelling Setting
    • Rappelling Belay
    • Locking
    • 力Add Fiction
  • Prusik Climbing with Fixed Rope
  • Team Management in Grade III & IV terrain