Pulley Systems

A Quick Pulley Comparison… They All Rock!

Hey all, I wanted to give a quick run down of some niche comparisons.  Most pulley manufactures today make amazing gear.  When I say most, I mean those within the centric conformity of  standards, safety and accountability.  We’ll be looking at CMC, Rock Exotica, and Petzl … and then, only a niched down subset of …

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Using the Fast Fours for Confined Space Rescue and Fallen Worker Rescue/Recovery: RLA Partner RopeLab

What has happened… a worker has fallen from his working platform. The worker condition is good enough where he is able to assist in his own recovery and rescue. This video was developed over a span of time where Rich took to heart, the process of confined space rescue, fallen worker rescue and simply using …

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Litter Hauling Techniques: A Little A Goes a Long Way

I wanted to talk a bit about a tool that I know for a fact, not enough people are aware of.   The Jag System from Petzl.  I happened upon this quick tech tip from Petzl and noticed 4 people in the system. Does it or should it really take 4 people to do a raise/lower …

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An Introduction to Jiggers

The following information is meant only as an informational introduction to the loveable jigger system. An Introduction to Jiggers Generally, these beauties are considered pre-rigged pulley systems used mainly for hauling, but can be very important in lowering heavy loads as well. The advantage of these systems is in their rapid deployment, and straightforward operation …

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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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Staggering Your Rigging Anchors Increases Efficiency But At What Cost?

Staggering rigging anchors is a perfect way to spread the mechanical advantage system over a broad area, while at the same time, using the area very efficiently.  The goal is to get as much “throw” as possible and to limit resets.   There are numerous ways to do this and these are only two of the …

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Rigging and Running A Two Rope Offset System

The following are notes taken from Peak Rescue Institute while on location in Joshua Tree National Park.  The scenario is a pick-off using an “offset” and more specific a “two rope offset system”.  I choose to keep the audio on this video as it really calls out the importance of communication.  Offsets provide an amazing …

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CMC MPD vs Petzl ID Using an Inside 9 Mechanical Advantage

The “Inside 9” gives a 9:1 mechanical advantage and no person is needed to tend the CMC MPD and the Petzl I’D functioning as the progress capture for the raising system and thus provide an easy transfer back to a lowering system. Other product included in video footage: Sterling 7/16 HTP HTP (hyper-tenacity polyester) is …

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