Hauls & Lowers for the Wilderness Environment
Rigging skills used by vertical cavers & wilderness rescues
Next date TBD - if interested, please email marc@hcru.org for a wait list!

Prerequisites for this class (one of the following)
HCRU Single Rope Technique 
Alabama Fire College Rope I  

Designed to familiarize students in the building and operation of haul and lower systems in wilderness environments. Class and hands-on field instruction will emphasize: choosing natural anchors, rigging and system operation, problem solving, and addressing system problems.

Next Course Date: tbd
Limited to 30
Current enrollment: n/a

(manually updated: PayPal maintains an accurate count)

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Please include ALL participant names and e-mail addresses!
$50 donation per participant 
Payment is accepted via PayPal only, however a PayPal account is not required.
If for some reason you end up unable to attend class, please let HCRU know at least two weeks prior.
For issues regarding payment or registration, please contact Marc@HCRU.org

Equipment Requirements
Participants must provide the following personal gear: 
Sturdy lugged-sole lace-up boots (no sneakers or sandals)
Gloves (with leather palms & full-fingers)
Day Pack or similar for personal gear
Appropriate clothing (no turnout gear)
Kneepads - soft capped are more stable on rock (hard shell tends to slide a lot)
Small Personal First Aid kit recommended - we will be outside!
Bring cash for lunch on Saturday (not all places nearby accept plastic!)
Bring water, snacks & a lunch on Sunday

The following is strongly recommended, to allow the student the maximum participation
 *The HCRU can provide these items, however, this class assumes proficiency with climbing and ascending systems. All personal climbing systems must maintain two life safety points of contact at all times - for example, ropewalkers must utilize a knee tether and an upper ascender.*
UIAA-Approved helmet, with chinstrap (no fire helmets)
Three sources of light, with main source being mounted on helmet
Full Seat Harness, Ascending System (Frog, Texas, Ropewalker, or Mitchell), and Descender (Rappel Rack preferred)
Three extra locking carabiners
Twenty feet of 1” tubular webbing

Age Requirement
All participants must be 18 years old or have a signed Liability Release Form

Class Schedule
Class begins at 0800 on Saturday at
Brindlee Mountain Fire Station 1 - 4373 U.S. 231, Union Grove, AL‎ - (256) 498-3109
This is a NEW station so it may not be in your GPS devices, so please use: 34.47079, -86.56802


Dan Mattle  Dan@hcru.org

Brian Bailey (256) 509-4785  Brian@hcru.org