Knot Passing

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Knot Passing During Lowering – Piggyback & CMC Harken Clutch

The Lowering Piggyback Method is a refined technique used in technical rope rescue to manage knots effectively while maintaining continuous control over the descent. This method is particularly useful when using descent control devices such as the Clutch, MPD, or Maestro and requires a secondary descent control device and rope. The following steps outline how […]

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Mechanical Advantage Piggyback Knot Passing

The Mechanical Advantage Piggyback Method is an advanced rigging technique used in rope rescue operations to manage and pass knots effectively, especially in scenarios involving mechanical devices like the Clutch or MPD. This method utilizes an additional mechanical advantage system, such as an AZTEK, to facilitate the maneuvering of knots past critical points in the

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Knot Passing Systems – Dog and Tails Method

The “Dog and Tails Method” is a specialized technique used in rope rescue operations to manage and bypass knots when lowering or raising loads, particularly when using devices like the Clutch. This method involves creating a temporary anchorage system that can control the rope independently from the main device, allowing smooth transitions and adjustments during

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Step-by-Step Guide to Twin Tension Knot Pass with a Prusik Hitch

The Twin Tension Knot Pass with a Prusik Hitch is an effective technique in rope rescue operations, particularly when navigating knots during a descent or ascent. This method ensures safety and efficiency by using dual tension systems, allowing the rescue team to maintain control over the load at all times. Here’s how you can implement

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Knot Pass Through a Raise or Lower System

Welcome to our comprehensive course on “Knot Pass Through a System”. This course, designed carefully aligning with the NFPA 1006 Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications (2021), focuses on honing your skills in the key areas of rope rescue operations, particularly passing a knot in a lowering or raising system. The curriculum is structured

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