TACTICAL ROPE ACCESS COURSE

TRAC is designed to provide participants with a deep understanding of rope access while operating in a small element. Personnel and equipment may be limited, however by following proven procedures and techniques, safe vertical access can be accomplished. The basic course is 4 days urban, the same techniques and equipment can be utilized in mountain or steep terrain. Night or lowlight conditions will be used. This course is mentally challenging- a basic understanding of rappelling and ropes is helpful. The training is physically arduous as well, requiring participants to ascend ropes, to climb, to rappel solo, to effect a one person recovery/rescue.

Course Info

PREREQUISITES

This course is open to medics and tactical team members. Prior rope experience is highly recommended. This is a strenuous course and students must be capable of strenuous physical activity. Work at height is dangerous and a waiver must be signed.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
  • Duty uniform to include all tactical gear (helmet, vest/plate carrier etc) and weapons
  • NVG If available
  • Climbing or rope access harness
  • Climbing helmet and light
  • Gloves

The below items are highly recommended to bring. We have a rental kit of these items available for the course.

  • 6 carabiners
  • Descender device
  • VT Prusik
  • Petzl Microtraxion or Edelrid SPOC
  • Petzl Rollclip
  • RockExotiva MiniMachined Pulley
  • Purcell Prusik - 16th of 6mm Technora cord
  • Wild Country ROPEMAN2 or similar rope grab
  • 24’ of 1” tubular webbing

COURSE LENGTH: 4 Days

COURSE HOURS: 40 Hours

COURSE TOPICS:
  • Identify key job performance requirements and standards
  • New Technology
  • Equipment selection and inspection
  • Single Rope Technique
  • Knots, hitches, etc
  • Anchors
  • Insertion/ descending and lowering
  • Edge Transitions
  • Belays
  • Mechanical Advantage (MA) systems
  • Ascending
  • Knot passing in hauls, lowers and descending
  • Urban Bail Out techniques and devices
  • Pick off
  • Jammed device escape
  • “Tight” space access, Confined space considerations
  • Urban Climbing to include ladders
  • NIght/Low light/NVG drills
  • Full Kit drills / Mission Scenarios
  • Casualty packaging, Litters

Course Cost: $1495

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