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 | Vertical Specialist at PMI & Co-Founder of Master Point Rope Access Solutions

    Trask Bradbury

    Trask is the consummate rope man who 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's equally at home in the vertical world. Trask has worked and rigged in a variety of industries including petroleum tanks, bridges, wind turbines, skyscrapers, paper mills, and grain silos. He has also designed and managed rigging operations for climbing movies such as Higher Ground and Luxury Liner, both produced by Alstrin Films.Born in Arizona, Trask moved to Colorado Springs at the age of twenty, where he has been climbing for seventeen years, turning his passion into a job. Trask owned his own rope access company Gemini Rope Access Solutions for six years and has since sold it to the engineering firm Applied Technical Services Inc. He is currently the co-founder of Master Point Rope Access Solutions, a consultant and the rope access Supervisor for ATS, a Vertical Specialist at PMI, and is part of the team at ClimbTech. Trask is also an EMT and holds both a SPRAT Level 3 and an OSHA 30 certification.

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.

What Students Are Saying

  • 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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