Tennessee Valley Lineman Rodeo

Team Events:

Hurtman Rescue

 1. How is the new hook attached to the Ox-Block?

The carabiner is removed by removing the bolt from the ox-block.  The new hook is put in place of the carabiner with the adjustable sling.  (See picture)

 2. Can we climb without our secondary safeties since there are not any transitions?

Yes.

3. Can we carry our fixed blade knives in our regular tool pouch or do we need a sheath specific to the knife on our belt?

Yes, as long as the blade is covered when not in use.

4. I read in the questions from last year that it was ok to not use a break away hook to carry the Ox Block up the pole due to its weight. Is that still the case this year?

No.  A breakaway hook must be used.

5. Can the hand-line be split before climbing the pole? If not, can we hang the hook of the line in the block so it is up there and ready to split?

Yes, it can be split.

VC1-2 Insulator Change

 1.

 

3 Phase Tie Event

1.

 

 

Hot Cutout Change

1.

 


Apprentice Events:

Hurtman Rescue

 1. How is the new hook attached to the Ox-Block?

The carabiner is removed by removing the bolt from the ox-block.  The new hook is put in place of the carabiner with the adjustable sling.  (See picture)

2. Can we climb without our secondary safeties since there are not any transitions?

Yes.

3. Can we carry our fixed blade knives in our regular tool pouch or do we need a sheath specific to the knife on our belt?

Yes, as long as the blade is covered when not in use.

4. I read in the questions from last year that it was ok to not use a break away hook to carry the Ox Block up the pole due to its weight. Is that still the case this year?

No.  A breakaway hook must be used.

5. Can the hand-line be split before climbing the pole? If not, can we hang the hook of the line in the block so it is up there and ready to split?

Yes, it can be split.

 

 

 

 

 

B-1 Tie In

1.

 

A-6 Bell Change

1.

 

 

Dead Lift

1.

 

Written Test

1. 

 


Individual Journeyman:

Hurtman Rescue

 1. How is the new hook attached to the Ox-Block?

The carabiner is removed by removing the bolt from the ox-block.  The new hook is put in place of the carabiner with the adjustable sling.  (See picture)

2. Can we climb without our secondary safeties since there are not any transitions?

Yes.

3. Can we carry our fixed blade knives in our regular tool pouch or do we need a sheath specific to the knife on our belt?

Yes, as long as the blade is covered when not in use.

4. I read in the questions from last year that it was ok to not use a break away hook to carry the Ox Block up the pole due to its weight. Is that still the case this year?

No.  A breakaway hook must be used.

5. Can the hand-line be split before climbing the pole? If not, can we hang the hook of the line in the block so it is up there and ready to split?

Yes, it can be split.

 

 

 

A-6 Bell Change

 1.

 

Cutout Change

1.

 

Skill Climb

 1.

 

 


Senior events:

Hurtman Rescue

 1. How is the new hook attached to the Ox-Block?

The carabiner is removed by removing the bolt from the ox-block.  The new hook is put in place of the carabiner with the adjustable sling.  (See picture)

2. Can we climb without our secondary safeties since there are not any transitions?

Yes.

3. Can we carry our fixed blade knives in our regular tool pouch or do we need a sheath specific to the knife on our belt?

Yes, as long as the blade is covered when not in use.

4. I read in the questions from last year that it was ok to not use a break away hook to carry the Ox Block up the pole due to its weight. Is that still the case this year?

No.  A breakaway hook must be used.

5. Can the hand-line be split before climbing the pole? If not, can we hang the hook of the line in the block so it is up there and ready to split?

Yes, it can be split.

 

 

B-7 Insulator Change

 1.

 

 

Dead Lift

 1.

 

 

Tennessee Valley Lineman Rodeo