The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

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Rope Climb

Standard

From a seated position, cadet will climb to the top of rope located on Court D in Deas Hall and touch wooden top in 12 seconds or less without the use of legs.

Elements

Muscular Strength and Endurance.

Execution

Start from a seated position with the legs extended. Pull as fast as possible to get to the top, taking short, quick reaches. Feet may not touch the ground on the ascent; legs or feet may not touch rope on ascent.

How to Improve

Work on improving your upper body pulling strength via exercises such as pull-ups, chin-ups and lat pull downs. Speed is also very important. Climb as fast as possible for as long of a distance as possible.

Safety, Facilities and Equipment

Only use the 20’ ropes that are assembled in Deas Hall. Always have a spotter. On the descent, use your legs and a hand-over-hand technique.

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