About the Course

While this course is by no means an introduction into Horizontal Systems, it will include a portion of what this subject can — and should — go over. Learn from various Rigging Lab Academy instructors as they dive into this topic in greater depth inside the Horizontal Systems course. 

In high angle rescue, horizontal systems are add-on rope systems that serve as a means to change or influence the original fall line of the mainline/belay line package. This form of rope rigging is very useful in overcoming obstacles and correcting the horizontal orientation of the rescue operation.

What You'll Learn

Inside this course, we'll address three major divisions of horizontal systems:

  • Taglines

  • Dynamic Directionals

  • Highlines

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    This course is brought to you through the efforts of multiple Rigging Lab Academy Instructors. These instructors have hand-selected material from their full-featured courses — all of which are exclusively available here at Rigging Lab Academy — and contributed them to a specific section or unit of this course. By blending the teachings of various instructors, Rigging Lab Academy members will gain exposure to different areas of expertise, course materials, and teaching methodologies.

Course Curriculum

  • 1
    Unit 1: Welcome
    • 1.1 Welcome FREE PREVIEW
    • 1.2 Course Material
    • 1.3 Chapter 12: Horizontal Systems - Rigging Lab Academy Rope Rescue Course Text
    • 1.4 Quiz: Horizontal Systems
  • 3
    Unit 3: Highlines Single Track
    • 3.1 Highlines Single Track
    • 3.2 Video Tutorial: Basic Highlines / Single Trackline
    • 3.3 Quiz: Highlines Single Track
  • 4
    Unit 4: Highlines Multi-Track in the Rope Access Environment
    • 4.1 Highlines Multi-Track in the Rope Access Environment
    • 4.2 Video Tutorial: Introduction to Twin Highline & Tensioned Trackline Systems in a Rope Access Environment
    • 4.3 Video Tutorial: Twin Highline System: Tandem Tension System in a Rope Access Environment
    • 4.4 Video Tutorial: Twin Highline: Working Platform for Ascent & Descent
    • 4.5 Video Tutorial: Twin Highline: Tensionless Anchor
    • 4.6 Quiz: Highlines Multi-Track in the Rope Access Environment
  • 5
    Unit 5: Highlines Multi-Track in Rope Rescue
    • 5.1 Highlines Multi-Track in Rope Rescue
    • 5.2 Video Tutorial: Gearing Up for Actual Rescues in a Busy Area
    • 5.3 Video Tutorial: Highline Tensioning System
    • 5.4 Quiz: Highlines Multi-Track in Rope Rescue
  • 6
    Unit 6: Major Taglines & Offsets
    • 6.1 Major Taglines & Offsets
    • 6.2 Video Tutorial: An Introduction to the Two Rope Offset System
    • 6.3 Video Tutorial: Mainline Side: Major Tagline/Offset
    • 6.4 Video Tutorial: Gin Pole: Major Tagline/Offset
    • 6.5 Video Tutorial: Two Rope Offset Evolution
    • 6.6 Quiz: Major Taglines & Offsets
  • 7
    Unit 7: Dynamic Directionals
    • 7.1 Dynamic Directionals
    • 7.2 Video Tutorial: Dynamic Directional Used for Positioning
    • 7.4 Quiz: Dynamic Directionals
    • 7.3 Video Tutorial: Dynamic Directional Used for Rescue Work
  • 8
    Unit 8: Bonus Material: Reeving Systems Within Highlines
    • 8.1 Bonus Material: Reeving Systems Within Highlines
    • 8.2 Video Tutoria: Horizontal Rigging Systems: The Norwegian Reeve
    • 8.3 Video Tutorial: Horizontal Rigging Systems: The English Reeve
    • 8.4 Quiz: Reeving Systems Within Highlines
  • 9
    Unit 9: Wrap Up
    • 9.1 Wrap Up

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