CUCC Expo Rigging Handbook

Rigging and Bolting Handbook

As the Rigging chat emphasises, it's not the same as Yorkshire ! While much of the material will be familiar to those with extensive SRT experience in the UK, there are factors unique to expedition work, and techniques are very rarely seen at home...

We do recommend you look at Sherry Mayo's Rigging for alpine SRT . This is aimed at users in Australia, but is based on York and Oxford (OUCC) practices in the Picos de Europa (N.Spain), which is in many ways similar to Austria.

Writing up your cave rigging guide

At the same same as - or before - you draw up your survey notes for a new cave, you must sketch a rigging guide.

It is essential that rigging guides are drawn for any new rigging or rerigging each year so that we can add rigging guides to the online cave descriptions.

This write-up should be done by the person who did the rigging at the first available moment: usually this will be in the top-camp logbook.

It's also essential for future years to record any gear left in situ, so that we can keep the Fixed Aids list up to date.