The Arizona Vortex is ideal for a wide range of applications, from access and egress to confined spaces, to the negotiation of complex edges in wilderness environments. The Vortex is the multipod of choice for professionals within the rescue, industrial rope access, construction, military, and entertainment rigging industries. A portable artificial high directional system with the ability to be a tripod, a monopod, and a bipod all in one. With a precision two-point head, the CMC Arizona Vortex can be rigged in various applications such as a standard tripod or advanced setups such as an A-frame, gin pole, or multiple other imaginative configurations.
Attached are a number of Arizona Vortex and AHD (Artificial High Directional) touchpoints…
- The New Arizona Vortex Guidebook Video Course
- Arizona Vortex Basic Configurations Overview
- General Guidelines To A Successful Operation of the Arizona Vortex Multipod
- General Guidelines To A Successful Operation of the Vortex
- Using An Arizona Vortex as a Mock Aerial Ladder For Study Purposes
Whenever possible, set up the Vortex away from the fall hazard zone, then walk it to the edge.
Take measures to prevent the Vortex from toppling over the edge during setup and rigging. This may include
attaching a secured tether cord to the head or leg and/ or placing the frame on belay while it is being moved
and secured into position.
Anchor Frame – Where the rope supporting the load is terminated on to the vortex
Directional Frame – Where the rope supporting the load is not terminated onto the Vortex, but rather is redirected through a pulley which is supported by the Vortex.
Determine the magnitude and direction of the applied force:
- Planned movements of the load.
- Foreseeable unplanned movements of the load.
The head and the feet of the frame will tend to move if not restrained.
The feet are secured to prevent any movement of the feet and the frame.
The head of the frame is typically secured using guys. The guys give strength and rigidity to the frame.
Ensure guy/guy plane angles are:
- Not less than 30°
- Not less than the applied force angle