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Apprentice Obstacle Course (Questions and Answers)

Question:  If we are not allowed to use a hand line, are we supposed to carry hardware in our hand when transferring to the other side of the cross arm? 

Answer:  Yes

Question: Will there be locknuts on the bolts?

Answer:  No.

Question:  Are the use of two fall arrests allowed (2 buck squeezes)?

Answer:  No, please refer to General Information and Competitors Rules

Question:  While doing the obstacle pole, can one foot be on the arm as long as one gaff is still in the pole? (Example: Crossing over the arm)

Answer:  No, the cross-arm is designed to support arm mounted equipment and not the weight of the climber.  All pole mounted material and hardware shall not be used for human support.

Question:  Will large cross arm braces be used on all of the arms on the obstacle pole?

Answer:  The braces used on the obstacle course events will be the small braces utilized for 8’ arms. The dimensions of those braces are 60” with a 18” drop.

Question:  On the arm with the suspension insulator, will the competitor move just the insulator, or the eye bolt and insulator?

Answer:  Just the suspension insulator.


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