About the Course

Created by Richard Delaney, the man behind RopeLab and curator of Rope Test Lab, the Conversations in Rigging course brings essential rigging concepts into the discussion. Filmed on locations ranging from the mountains to the industrial side of breweries, Rich introduces us to the building blocks of many topics to come.

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What You'll Learn

Enroll in this course today to grow your knowledge of topics such as:

  • Anchors

  • Mechanical advantage calculations

  • Friction

  • Managing edge trauma

  • Skate blocks

  • And more!

Learn from One of the Best in the Industry

Learn more about Conversations in Rigging’s expert instructor

  • Richard Delaney

    Rigging Lab Academy Instructor | Founder of RopeLab

    Richard Delaney

    Richard, the founder of RopeLab, aims to promote a better understanding of the fundamental principles underpinning the craft of the rope technician. He originally created RopeLab to build a greater understanding of the physics of roped systems. Seeing value in ideas being shared across industries, Richard looks at the physics of roped systems and equipment that may be used in a range of situations and industries. Climbers, rope technicians, riggers, slackliners, arborists and rescue operators all will find useful information here.Through the countless tests that he conducts to generate data that he can then apply to real working situations, his reports detail the methodology and results of each test conducted and he encourages critical assessment. Richard also delivers regular workshops which aim to facilitate learning in a social and practical environment. These workshops encourage critical thinking based in an understanding of fundamental principles rather than rote learning. Experience across a range of industries gives Richard the capacity to tailor workshops to specific environments.

Course Curriculum

  • 2
    Unit 2: V Anchor Systems
    • 2.1 V Anchor System: General All-Purpose Anchoring FREE PREVIEW
    • 2.2 Video Tutorial: V Anchor System: General All-Purpose Anchoring FREE PREVIEW
    • 2.3 V Anchor System: Top Rope Bottom Belay
    • 2.4 Video Tutorial: V Anchor System: Top Rope Bottom Belay
    • 2.5 V Anchor System: Top Rope Bottom Belay (Using Anchor Bolts)
    • 2.6 Video Tutorial: V Anchor System: Top Rope Bottom Belay (Using Anchor Bolts)
    • 2.7 V Anchor System: Friction Top Rope Top Belay, Climber Rescue Gri Gri
    • 2.8 Video Tutorial: V Anchor System: Friction Top Rope Top Belay, Climber Rescue Gri Gri
    • 2.9 V Anchor System: Friction Top Rope Top Belay, Tubular Belay Device
    • 2.10 Video Tutorial: V Anchor System: Friction Top Rope Top Belay, Tubular Belay Device
    • 2.11 V Anchor System: Top Rope Top Belay Looking at MA Efficiency
    • 2.12 Video Tutorial: V Anchor System: Top Rope Top Belay Looking at MA Efficiency
    • 2.13 V Anchor System: Managing Edge Friction with a Mono Pod / Gin Pole as a High Directional
    • 2.14 Video Tutorial: V Anchor System: Managing Edge Friction with a Mono Pod / Gin Pole as a High Directional
    • 2.15 V Anchor System: Small Team Raise and Lower System, Skyhook Rescue Systems
    • 2.16 Video Tutorial: V Anchor System: Small Team Raise and Lower System, Skyhook Rescue Systems
  • 3
    Unit 3: Mirrored Skate Block Systems
  • 4
    Unit 4: Industrial Skate Block Trackline Systems
  • 5
    Unit 5: T-Method for Mechanical Advantage
  • 6
    Unit 6: Fast Fours Mechanical Advantage System
    • 6.1 Fast Fours: Mechanical Advantage
    • 6.2 Video Tutorial: Fast Fours: Mechanical Advantage
    • 6.3 Fast Fours: Fallen Worker Recovery
    • 6.4 Video Tutorial: Fast Fours: Fallen Worker Recovery
  • 7
    Unit 7: Managing Edge Friction
    • 7.1 Managing Edge Friction with a Mono Pod / Gin Pole as a High Directional
    • 7.2 Video Tutorial: Managing Edge Friction with a Mono Pod / Gin Pole as a High Directional
  • 8
    Unit 8: Wrap Up
    • 8.1 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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  • This was a great course

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    Very well laid out and done :-)

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