New to SRT / skills refresher (1 day indoor, 1day underground))

20 Apr 2024 (2 days)
YSS. Helwith Bridge

Most caves in Yorkshire have a vertical element, the most common way to access these spectacular parts is to use “SRT”. This stands for Single Rope Technique, and involves using a harness with various bits of equipment to easily and efficiently descend and climb a single rope.

This two day weekend workshop will give you an introduction to the equipment, and the initial skills required to safely ascend and descend a caving rope. Further skills can be added during the day depending on the individual’s desire and progression.

These workshops are run by experienced and patient trainers, each participant will be able to progress at their own pace and you will never be “holding” anyone up.

This workshop is also ideal for someone with some previous SRT knowledge who wants a skills refresher in a friendly, relaxed setting.


First day will be indoors looking at a wide variety of SRT skills. The second day will be underground putting all your newly developed skills into practice.

Suitable for accompanied 14 - 18 year olds

Equipment:  We have SRT kits available if needed but please bring your own underground kit.

Trainer: Jo White


  • How to put on an SRT kit looking at common variations 
  • Different options of kit (Types of descenders etc)
  • Simple Traversing 
  • Pitch head “protocols”
  • Descending
  • Prussicing 
  • Change overs
  • Down prussicking 
  • Fall factors
  • Problem solving

Starters in:

  • Deviations
  • Rebelays 

Please Note: On completion of a successful booking you will receive a confirmation email from PayPal. (This email from Paypal is your confirmation that you are booked on the workshop and all relevant details are on the links below)

Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds or transfer of workshops. However if you are unable to attend you are welcome to pass your place onto someone else.

Meet at YSS at 9.30am

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