About the Course

This is one of two courses available in the Smooth & Simple Rigging series. Inside Smooth & Simple Rigging: Anchoring, Trask discusses the importance of understanding your anchors in more rural and earthy conditions.

What You'll Learn

Enroll in this course today and begin learning material on:

  • An overview of cam placement

  • Lobe contact and direction of pull as it applies to cam placement

  • Equalized anchors without a knot

  • Equalized anchors with a knot (as well as the advantages and disadvantages)

  • Escaping the belay

Learn from One of the Best in the Industry

Learn more about Smooth & Simple Rigging's expert instructor

  • Trask Bradbury

    Rigging Lab Academy Instructor | Co-Owner & Operator of Master Point Rope Access Solutions

    Trask Bradbury

    Trask is the consummate rope man and puts safety above all else. Whether tied into the sharp end of a single rope on ice or rock, or rigging ropes to make a drop from wind turbines – he is equally at home in the vertical world. Trask has worked and rigged in many industries to include petro/chemical, paper/pulp, bridges, dams, wind turbines, skyscrapers, and grain silos. He has also designed and managed rigging for climbing movies such as Higher Ground and Luxury Liner, both produced by Alstrin Films as well as stunt rigging for Fast and Furious 7. In addition, Trask is an EMT and holds a SPRAT Level 3, BOSIET, OSHA 30, and Confined Space Rescue certifications.

What Students Are Saying

  • Good stuff

    Greg Campanella

    The content inside this course was great! However, for me, the volume of the instructor was too low as the music over powered him and I couldn't make out eve...

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    The content inside this course was great! However, for me, the volume of the instructor was too low as the music over powered him and I couldn't make out everything he said. This course could only improve if I could've heard the instructor better.

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  • Keep the training coming!

    Patrick Bentley

    To begin this review, the instructor is really good. His knowledge of setting up anchors and the how and why's are top-notch. I would like to see him more in...

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    To begin this review, the instructor is really good. His knowledge of setting up anchors and the how and why's are top-notch. I would like to see him more in your academy. The biggest drawback, or distraction, is safety and clothing choices. I've been through most of the courses in Rigging Lab Academy and there's a consistent theme of safety in every course. Courses both indoors and outdoors, groundwork, low angle and high angle there is always safety written throughout (I.E. helmets, harnesses, gloves, close-toed shoes, pants, locking carabiners in life support systems, etc.) I was taken back in this course when the instructor is filmed in an obvious high angle shot wearing shorts, flip-flops, and no helmet while working in the hot zone. Most agencies would freak if an instructor showed up to teach on the hill looking like that. The visual message, even though it may be unintentional, is that it is ok to lower the safety if you are teaching either online or onsite. The other safety concern was using non-locking carabiners within the anchor systems. When he was showing why you would not use a focused anchor when there is a possibility of the load moving left or right. One of the legs of the anchor was loose and next to the non-locking carabiners gate. Once again, though unintentional as it may be, there may be students that may say it is ok to us non-locking carabiners within the anchor system. I truly do love what has been put together in the Rigging Lab Academy and am getting my team ready to go through the whole course, but this will be one that I will skip, even though it has great information and one of the key courses to anchors, due to how the instructor dressed. My SAR Personal will see it and it will be a big discussion point, and why it was filmed as it is. It would be a great undertaking to have to refilm this whole section, but I do think that it needs to be done to keep the safety consistent throughout Rigging Lab Academy. Once again, thank you for all you do. Keep the training coming Patrick Bentley Cache County Sheriff Search and Rescue Logan, Utah

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  • Peter Aveyard

  • Good Basics

    gavin mcilvenna

    Good basics covered for different scenarios, thank you.

    Good basics covered for different scenarios, thank you.

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Course Curriculum

  • 1
    Unit 1: Welcome
  • 3
    Unit 3: Cam Placement, Part 2
    • 3.1 Cam Placement: Lobe Contact
    • 3.1 Video Tutorial: Cam Placement: Lobe Contact
  • 4
    Unit 4: Cam Placement, Part 3
    • 4.1 Cam Placement: Direction of Pull
    • 4.2 Video Tutorial: Cam Placement: Direction of Pull
  • 5
    Unit 5: Equalized Anchors, Part 1
    • 5.1 Equalized Anchors without a Knot
    • 5.2 Video Tutorial: Equalized Anchors: Without a Knot
  • 6
    Unit 6: Equalized Anchors, Part 2
    • 6.1 Equalized Anchors with a Knot - Advantages
    • 6.2 Video Tutorial: Equalized Anchors With a Knot - Advantages
  • 7
    Unit 7: Equalized Anchors, Part 3
    • 7.1 Equalized Anchors with a Knot - Disadvantages
    • 7.2 Video Tutorial: Equalized Anchors With a Knot - Disadvantages
  • 8
    Unit 8: Escaping the Belay
    • 8.1 Escaping the Belay
    • 8.2 Video Tutorial: Escaping the Belay
  • 9
    Unit 9: Wrap Up
    • 9.1 Wrap Up

Added Perks

Additional features Rigging Lab Academy Members are enjoying

  • Certificate of Completion

    Download your personalized Certificate of Completion after completing the course.

  • 100% Self-Paced

    Go through the course material as fast or as slow as you'd like.

  • Private Discussion Board

    Ask questions, meet other students, and even chat with the course instructor.

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