Horizontal Rigging

Optimizing Rescue Operations: The Gin Pole/Monopod AHD and Skate Block System

In the specialized field of technical rescue, the use of a trackline skate block system stands out for its efficiency and simplicity, particularly when navigating challenging terrains such as steep cliffs. Our innovative approach incorporates a monopod/gin pole as the Artificial High Directional (AHD), strategically positioned at the cliff’s apex to maximize height and distance […]

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Mastering the Art of Mainline Rescue and Rigging: A Comprehensive Guide

Mainline rescue and rigging systems encompass a comprehensive set of principles and techniques crucial for safely and effectively performing various forms of rescue and rigging operations. These systems are essential in scenarios like technical rescue, wilderness rescue, and industrial rigging, where precision and safety are paramount. Below is a synoptic overview of the key aspects

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A climber falling 60′ while checking the route at the edge before roping up – In Critical Condition

This illustration features a climbing outing gone awry with a climber falling 60′ while checking the route at the edge before roping up. The Rescue Response Team responds employing a high angle raise with the Arizona Vortex side A-frame in tandem with a backboard immobilization lifting harness and litter to bring the fallen climber back

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A FRAME | QUAD BUNDLE HIGHLINE | Horizontal Rigging

Let’s look at the floating A-frame of our quad system right now. The floating A-frame is being guyed forward and backwards with the prusiks directly connected to the track line system. Okay. So this is our guying system front and back. This is pretty clean right here the way the guys put this together… a

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A Frame | TWIN BUNDLE HIGHLINE | Horizontal Rigging

We’ve moved over to the floating A-frame, very much like the floating A-frame that we used for the single track line, but as we said, we’ve added the second track line here. It’s very important that these two track lines be tensioned the same. We would never mix products, for instance. We would never have

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Gin Pole | TWIN BUNDLE | Horizontal Rigging

We’ve moved ourself down now looking at, the opposite end of the control side. We’re on the gin pole side, the “A” frame being the other side. And, let’s just talk about this real quick. Again, very similar to what we had with the single track line. We have the the twin bundle track line

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English Reeve: Control Side & Carriage System Highline Systems

We’re back here at the lab, and this is a continuation of what we’ve done, the past couple of days with high lines. In quick review, We had, and we built the track line, and we had the control line for our basic high line system. Now what we’ve added to it is a third

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How To Use The Petzl Reeve Carriage Pulley: Reeving Highlines

  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 reducing the overall height of

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4 Fundamentals of Force Multiplier Mechanics

Force multipliers and the four fundamentals of mechanics are important to understand in order to be a successful creator. The force multiplier is the means by which you can increase the force that you output, while the four fundamentals of mechanics are what keep your creation stable and functioning. If you want to be a

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