Learning the Ropes: Part II

Stationary Rope Technique Climbing If you missed Part I, click here. The beauty of tree climbing is that it's a melting pot of many disciplines: rock climbing, sailing, caving, and mountaineering. With all of their powers combined, we have another style of tree climbing…Stationary Rope Technique (SRT). What is SRT? In a nutshell, the climbing rope is tied off either at the top of the tree or at the base of the trunk. Then the climber ascends the fixed rope; the rope does not move with the climber like in MRS (Moving Rope System or Double Rope Technique). Why is...

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