Ascend – Descend

Petzl ZigZag Mechanical Prusik For Arborists and Tree Climbers

The ZIGZAG mechanical Prusik allows the user to move around efficiently in a tree using classic Prusik pulley system technique. The linked rings provide precision and fluidity when moving around. The pulley is mounted on sealed ball bearings to allow the slack to be taken up easily. The steel construction offers great durability. ZIGZAG [EN] …

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How to Basic Ascent with the Petzl Ascension in a RAD System

The Petzl Ascension was designed for ascending and occasionally for hauling (progress capture). Its wide, ergonomic molded handle allows for a comfortable yet powerful grip. The toothed cam with self-cleaning slot is almost perfect under any conditions (e.g. frozen or dirty ropes). The lower and upper holes are designed for the Progress Lanyard and the …

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Benefits of the Petzl ZigZag and Petzl Zillon for Tree Climbing Arborists

As kids, all of us have wanted to climbing trees.  As we get older, the desire is replaced by other things (less or more important).  There comes a point in the lives of certain people where climbing trees is again not just a priority but a means of income as well as fun.  And like …

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New Technician Courses Just Released for Rigging Lab Academy

Hey all We just completed another 4 high level training courses within the Technician Level Cornerstone course curriculum. Force Multipliers Elevated Anchor Systems Horizontal Systems Midwall Pickoffs Midwall Pickoffs Midwall rescues can run the full gamut of rescue complexities. It can include almost everything from one or two people coming to the rescue of a …

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Tech Pick of the Week | Episode 7 How to Rig for the Shot

Welcome to this weeks Tech Pick of the Week. Every week where our Tech’s break down an industry best product, tricks or tips. Last week we broke down a simple haul system for light loads. In this Tech Pick we had to rig our camera operator into a tricky place to get a clean shot. …

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Portrait of the Petzl RIG

The Petzl Rig is designed for rope access work (expert users only). https://www.rescueresponse.com/shop/petzl-rig-descender/ The Petzl RIG takes it’s cues from the I’D, and delivers a stripped down, lightweight, personal descent device. This device is a favorite of rope access professionals everywhere. The multi-functional handle allows the user to : – Unblock the rope and control …

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“Solo” climbing with a fixed belay rope

General principles for solo climbing with a fixed belay rope WARNINGS Read the technical notice before viewing the following techniques. It is important to fully understand the information provided in the technical notice before using this complementary information Mastering these techniques requires training. Consult a professional before attempting to perform these techniques on your own. …

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Progression with a taut rope using a TIBLOC

Progression with a taut rope using a TIBLOC WARNINGS Read the technical notice before viewing the following techniques. It is important to fully understand the information provided in the technical notice before using this complementary information Mastering these techniques requires training. Consult a professional before attempting to perform these techniques on your own. Progression with …

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