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Rigging for Rescue offers technical ropework seminars renowned for their focus on applying the critical thinking and systems analysis skills required to competently incorporate ropework and rigging into effective rescue systems. For more information visit www.riggingforrescue.com

Friday, July 15, 2011

Destruction in the name of Education

Rigging for Rescue’s slow pull machine, dubbed “The Rack”, has been brought out for two recent seminars. Seminar participants were invited to test knots, anchor systems, hardware, and any other item that they wanted to see pulled to failure. Clearly these tests can only be considered “quick-look” and non-comprehensive testing.

This Prusik bypass failed at 27.4 kN

Monday, July 11, 2011

Paint it Black

Members of Rocky Mountain Fire and West Metro Fire collaborated for a Rigging for Rescue seminar in Ouray last month.  Part of the curriculum included a multipitch lower off of the Alimony Wall in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.  Home to the biggest walls in Colorado, the Black Canyon is a true gem.  Kudos to the seminar participants who executed this exercise in good form.