When it comes to a course that covers the art and science of building and operating multiple highlines in multiple areas, you can't beat Colorado's spectacular Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. This three-day Elevated Safety Advanced Highline Course will challenge attendees with various highline scenarios that will have a strict focus on safety, clean rigging and the physics behind one of the most complex (and oft misunderstood) systems used by rope technicians: The Highline.
The instructors and attendees of this course will follow public health guidelines established by Fremont County, the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park and the state of Colorado to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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FULL COURSE DETAILS
- Whiteboard analysis of highline forces, resultant forces and rigging theory
- Both down & dirty minimalistic highlines as well as equipment-heavy, complex highline setups
- Artificial High Directional use with highlines
- Reave setups (English and Norwegian) and drooping highlines for midline lowers and raises
- Pros and cons of horizontal load movement via mechanized winches versus mechanical advantage systems
- Anchor selection and Load Sharing Anchors: Natural (trees and rocks) versus manmade (bolting and rock pro)
- Ability to tie basic knots
- Awareness of simple mechanical advantage systems
- Awareness of basic rope rigging theory
- An open mind and willingness to learn!
Royal Gorge Bridge & Park
- Search and Rescue personnel
- Paid and non-paid professional firefighters and rope rescuers
- Industrial access technicians
- Small backpack
- Hydration system or water bottle
- Seat Harness
- 6 locking carabiners
- Personal Decent Control Device
- Small pulley
- Rope grab (mechanical or prussik)
- Gloves (there are cactus needles everywhere)
- Chest harness (optional)
- Sun Protection
- Food each day