Anchors

A Plate Full of Vortex! … A Potpourri of AHD Goodness

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 …

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Managing Friction: Anchor Considerations in Rope Rigging Systems

We’re back at the Rescue Response Gear Rigging Lab. Today, during this presentation we’re going to talk about anchors. Now, this is going to be a broad-based presentation. We’re really kind of still in the awareness stages of this. We’re going to have future presentations that go into the specifics of the physics, and really …

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Comparison between MAESTRO and I’D for a rescue using twin tensioned haul lines

Excerpt from Gear In Use 2: Technical Rescue MAESTRO and I’D allow for efficient hauling, releasing the lock at any time, and a controlled lower of the load. The two devices have different ergonomics and different specifications (working load and efficiency). Hauling The MAESTRO’s efficiency enables the effective use of simple pulley systems. If a …

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Lowering and Hauling with the CMC Harken Clutch

This is an Official CMC Application Series video ~ Enjoy!!!! CLUTCH 11MM LOWERING & HAULING This CLUTCH application video covers lowering and hauling with the 11mm CLUTCH. We begin by demonstrating single line methods and progress to Twin Tension Rope Systems (TTRS) in mirrored and nested double CLUTCH configurations. Combining the CLUTCH with CMC’s G11 Lifeline …

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Understanding and Using ClimbTech’s Removable Anchor Bolts

Hi, my name’s Martin Barnett. Today we’re going to talk about removable bolts or RBs. This is a removable bolt from PMI that is half-inch and it has a minimum breaking strength of 12 kilonewtons. The largest size is three-quarter inch has a minimum breaking strength of 5,000 pounds or 22 kilonewtons. Depending on what …

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Petzl Carabiner Locking Systems

The various systems meet different needs for each application, for a precise balance between ergonomics and safety. ERGONOMICS Advantages: • The sleeve locks manually, only when desired by the user • Can be operated with one hand Disadvantages: • The time it takes to lock the sleeve SAFETY Advantages: • Reliability in dirty or harsh …

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Rigging Multi-Point Anchors In Rope Rescue

Multipoint Anchors Building an anchor system requires much practice and experience. In the end, simplicity and complexity are competency issues. Competency takes time to build and this doesn’t come without an investment of focus and purpose. Building an anchor system requires much practice and experience. When dealing with structures, chose anchor points that are part …

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Building Anchors with Spring Loaded Cams- Pull Test Using Metolius Camming Units

Building Anchors with Spring Loaded Cams Pull Test Using Metolius Camming Units So we did some back yard testing and while what we found wasn’t particularly astonishing, it was never the less, very interesting. We purposely used some marginal placements with our Metolius camming units.  Some more marginal than others.  We found a range from …

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