Water obstacles

Water obstacles

Forcing any water obstacle is potentially dangerous. Changes in water status and other circumstances can make, that at the place of the safe ford there would be a rushing and deep stream. The only sure way to determine the depth and strength of the current is to cross the river at the crossing point. If we act in a group sent on the first, can be belayed by others with a rope, tied to something on the edge. When overcoming the rapids, stony streams, you should wear a brightly colored helmet.


If we cross the river ourselves, we can then at most put a loop of rope on a boulder or a tree on the shore, using a knot which is loosened by pulling, for example, the flagship. When crossing for two or three people, the passage to the ford is easy to secure using two ropes. Use safety lines when crossing the river. Be careful, so that the slack rope does not get tangled when passing through the water.

1 The end of one rope is tied around the boulder on the shore. This rope is around B., who passes it and protects A in the water. The strongest person should go first. A is tied to the other end of the rope used by B. Participant A also carries the end turns of the second rope, released by the third partner – C. A carabiner is attached to the center of this rope. And he is wearing shoes and a helmet, and he is holding a stick in his hands, which he supports.

2 After reaching the other shore, A ties the end of the rope fed to the boulder by B. Thus, this rope becomes the railing rope. And he attaches a carabiner to the railing rope and wraps himself around with the other rope, which henceforth will serve as a safety rope. After removing the carabiner from the rim, B straps it to his waist, thus connecting to the safety rope. B walks holding on to the railing, while C passes the safety rope, a And he chooses her.

3 Each person, after reaching the other shore, unfastens the carabiner with the safety rope from the belt and fastens it on the railing. Then it is pulled to the other side. Backpacks can also be transported. It is enough to attach their shoulder straps to the carabiner and pull the safety rope from the other side.

4 The last of the C group unties the railing rope. He ties himself up with its end. Wades, probing the bottom with a stick. During this time, the partners support him by choosing slack on the rope.

1 thought on “Water obstacles

  1. JSJ

    Going forward, what are the overcoming techniques, e.g.: rivers along the line? I remember from my childhood, that there were two ways. Being at the top of the rope or at the bottom but can't recall the technique, my request if it would be possible to bring this thread closer?

    Best wishes

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