Cascade Mountaineers | 7.10 CM Crevasse Rescue Course and July Monthly Meeting
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7.10 CM Crevasse Rescue Course and July Monthly Meeting

7.10 CM Crevasse Rescue Course and July Monthly Meeting

Introduction to Prusik Ascents

Instructor Bill Strycharz

Objectives: Learn to ascend a rope using a Prusik Ascent System to simulate a crevasse fall self-rescue situation.

Skills Overview: Learn the Prusik knot (middle of rope prusik), figure 8 knot, overhand knot with a bite, double figure 8 knot.

Goal: Ascend the 15’ high ledge, Dramatic opening of Skelton Cave using a Prusik Ascent System.

Equipment Needed: helmet, harness, gloves, 1 locking carabiner, 1 non-locking carabiner, hiking boots, water

Bonus: Tailgate dinner @ Bills Truck in parking lot at 8:00pm. Hot dogs/burgers, Beer/ soda, & Ramen noodles for Vegans!

When: 6:00 Pm July 10th

Where: Skeleton Cave; 43° 57′ 0.96″ N, 121° 10′ 38.28″ W

Directions: 27th st south. East on China Hat road (Forest road 18). Approx 10 miles east take Forest road 1819 east (left) 1.5 miles to Skeleton Cave Parking lot. Forest Road 1819 will be marked for the club meeting with a [CM] sign.

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