Highline Rigging

8 Defined Rescue Rigging Systems That Will Astonish The Entire Team… By Using Well Define Processes

When we developed ideas into courses, we considered many things.  Yes, we went through the SWOT analysis as well. Know this will get you What, Where, When, and How! Strengths Opportunities Weaknesses Threats I will let you reference this, however we went through all  4 elements before we engineered, designed, went to production and released …

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The Petzl Reeve: Reeving Highlines

THE PETZL REEVE IS NOW AVAILABLE!!!!! Let’s take a look at the Petzl REEVE carriage pulley and some of its common uses. The REEVE is made from two high-efficiency pulleys mounted onto a rigging plate. This design simplifies setting up rescue systems on a highline by reducing the amount of equipment needed as well as …

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Dynamic Directional Offset System Using an A-Frame and Natural High Directional

Over time, we’ve found this style of deflection offset to be really fun. They have their limits, as with any system, but strength (when properly rigged and run) comes easy and we appreciate the versatility it offers. Large gaps or spans are typically the MO for dynamic directionals. We used a standard A-Frame configuration on …

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Basic Highline System with Pulleys, Rope and Pulley Systems for High Angle Technical Rescue

Basic Highline System with Pulleys, Rope and Pulley Systems for High Angle Technical Rescue   Highline operations are one of the most dangerous and most difficult vertical rescues. Highline rescues invoke the use of advanced rigging skills, performed by advanced technicians. Under no circumstances should a highline be attempted solely on the instruction of this …

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Highline Overview: A Case Study

Highline Overview: A Case Study Being prepared (prepped), is not an option in the field of rescue nor in the field of rigging for rescue. It’s THE key to either locking up or unlocking opportunities and options. Not being appropriately prepared is a leading cause of failure. NFPA 1670 stated the following: “The AHJ shall …

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The Less Than 10 Percent Solution Just Got Easier: Highlines

Time for transparency here.  Highlines versus Offsets.  Which is one of these accomplishes the goal of moving the person or load from one side to the other in the most effective and efficient manner? Well, at this point I wasn’t thinking about either one… I really didn’t care. I hadn’t ever set up a true …

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A Quick Overview and Essential Checklists of Highline Systems

I want to thank Steve Crandall for his work Rigging Rescue Concepts, from which some of this article is derived from. Grab his book here… Considered by many as advanced operations because highlines deviate in many ways from standard rope rescue rigging practices, building and using highlines requires a clear understanding of sound rigging principles …

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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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Elevated High Directional Mini Series Part 1-The AHD Overview

Mitigating “edge trauma”, as many call it… is likely the most arduous job of any rigger or rope rescue team.  Edge trauma is all about the transition vertical to horizontal terrain (or visa versa).  It is difficult and can be dangerous.  So it is here the vision and strategy of anchoring and positioning the working …

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Rescue Response Team CASE FILE N.013-A Plan takes Action

Two boys exploring a cave and one falls in. Our heros respond and deploy rope rescue gear and rescue techniques to successfully lower a medic to attend to the injured boy. They then raise the boy up out of the cave and transport him to an ambulance.  Now whether this is or isn’t what a …

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