Journeyman 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?
Question: Will there be locknuts on the bolts?
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: Can a fuse cup be used to remove and install the fuse barrel in the fuse cut-out?
Answer: Yes, any device intended for that use by the manufacturer may be used to remove and install the fuse barrel.
Question: On the Journeyman Obstacle Course, are the arms on each side of the pole or are all on the same side of the pole?
Answer: The bottom and top arm are on the same side of the pole with the middle arm on the opposite side of the pole.
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. The brace length is 36" from end to end.
Question: Can the stick touch the ground and the groundmans body when opening and closing the cutout?
Answer: The extendo stick is a hot line tool that is not allowed to touch the ground. The use of a tarp would prevent this from being a point deduction. I don’t see an issue with contact with the groundman under our current rule of operation.
Contact with ground : no
Contact with groundman : yes
Question: What pole material/hardware will have washers?
Answer: The drop in pin will be equipped with a square flat washer and a nut.
Question: Will the L brackets both have nuts on them or will only one have a nut that is transferred to the other L bracket along with the switch?
Answer: The L brackets will only be equipped with a nut on each bracket.