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Training in Single Rope Techniques, Trinity term 2021

We will be running a training programme for people new to SRT (single rope technique). The aim is to teach people to abseil down ropes, prusik up ropes, pass deviations and rebelays, and learn to change from going up to going down whilst on a rope.

If you want to enjoy some great SRT trips in Yorkshire, or you are thinking of going on expedition to the Picos, or you have aspirations to do the spectacular 145 m Titan shaft, then you should get involved. It normally takes about 2 surface practices and several underground trips before people are really confident at SRT. You should come to at least one surface practice before using SRT underground, and ideally two.

We are running SRT training sessions this weekend - May 1st and 2nd!  

We’ll be training off the bridge in Cutteslowe Park (Different to Michaelmas for those who came last time!) which is reachable by bus, bike or on foot from town.   The sessions are open to every level of SRT experience, from first-timers to cavers that would like a supervised refresh.

To sign up, please email chair@oucc.org.uk and include:

An OUCC guide to SRT can be found here. SRT training is not a prerequisite to attend a caving trip, however will likely give you priority access to certain trips. This training is particularly valuable if you are interested in attending expeditions abroad.

The exact location will be provided to confirmed attendees. Travelling to the area from central Oxford is straightforward by bicycle (~20minutes) or bus (a ~10 minute walk from the nearest bus stop). Please bring face coverings and hand sanitiser for personal use. Warm clothing is recommended, with comfortable flat footwear (ideally thick-soled). Ropes, SRT equipment and helmets will be provided.