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We are all using SRT in our daily tasks. Here in the uk it is a common practice.

As a training provider I am interested to find out how many people have received formal training in this technique and how many people have learned "on the job" from a work mate?



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Wont affect me but , I am smelling the danger of yet another idea to make people part with some more money  .

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There is a lot of knowledge out there now in the uk, on these methods & techniques, also a lot of experience of using the gear that is associated with it, does anyone want to work with me on producing a users guide? this doesn't need to involve "taking money" off anyone but could be a chance for the skilled operatives in the uk to help make the industry safer, more productive, & contemporary.

We used to lead the field, back in the day when I was learning at Merrist Wood from the likes of Jack Kenyon I felt I was learning from the best, now I learn so much more from the European workshops I attend that it makes me think?

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There already is a training program in the UK.  Ran by the ITCC.  I think Craig Johnson had something to do with it.


I looked at it a few years ago but the course was cancelled.


I also know a couple of guys were researching SRT work positioning climbing for AFAG? or ACOP or HSE whatever it is called now.


Speak to Ben Rose about it.

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Pre course I watched vids on YouTube as the written word didn't help me. Did my course and I learned a lot, got my head in the books and practiced my knots. Post course (1+ year later) finally got my climbing kit together and I go rec climbing once a week, forgot quite a bit but getting it back with regular practice but skill fade has definately affected my climbing ability


I think everyone has strengths and weaknesses but regular practice while trying different methods/kit is probably the best way to develop your climbing.


As for books and guides, they are of some help but for me I need to be shown in person or watch a video clip, visualising it from word or even pictures can lead to misunderstanding It or only parts of the information sinking in.

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