In our heads, we know that anchors are the most important part of any rigging or rescue system. We know that because it has been drilled into our skulls, but I would venture to say that the reasons for this is inescapably unclear for many.
My goal here is to simply bring about a general understanding of what is considered “best practices” within the discipline of anchor building. This “head knowledge” must be applied at the ground level as well… best through hands on instruction first and then field practice. If you do this, your “rigging life” will be long and prosperous. If you don’t, things could end rather abruptly.
There two functional elements to anchor systems.
- Choosing the “object”.
- Rigging the anchor.
We have put together an amazing ebook that walks through 10 types of rigging systems. Now, these are “rigging”, as opposed to the “objects” being rigged to.
- Wrap 3, Pull 2
- High Strength Tie-Off
- Fixed Multi-Point Anchor System (Load Sharing)
- Opposition Anchors
- Floating Anchors
- Artificial Anchors (Cams, Tapers, Hex and bolts)
- Artificial Anchors (other types)
- Picket Anchor Systems
Anchors are the most critical component of any rope rescue system and the entire rescue is in jeopardy if the anchors are not reliable. We hope that you found the material inside this eBook to be helpful, insightful, and encouraging. If you’d like to continue learning about anchors and other rigging disciplines, we hope you’ll join us over at Rigging Lab Academy.
Peace on your days