Lowering with device attached to an anchor (30 to 150 kg) - Petzl USA
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Lowering with device attached to an anchor (30 to 150 kg)

Warnings

  • Read the technical notice before viewing the following techniques.
  • It is important to fully understand the information provided in the technical notice before using this complementary information
  • Mastering these techniques requires training.
  • Consult a professional before attempting to perform these techniques on your own.

The RIG allows lowering with the device attached to an anchor, it is placed upside-down with a braking carabiner.

Lowering a person from an anchor requires special attention. In this situation, the person controlling the descent has no sensation of speed and can lower the person too fast. The landing can be rough.

In a vertical position with the anchor plumb with the direction of descent, place the RIG above your elbows, but not above your head. Positioning the device in this way makes it easier to lower the person. Otherwise, managing the descent could be problematic. In effect, you would be poorly positioned to operate the handle and correctly hold the brake side of the rope.

Device on the anchor

The brake side of the rope must pass through a braking carabiner. The braking carabiner serves to add friction.

Hold the brake side of the rope and move the handle up (position D) to allow the rope to slide. Braking is regulated by varying the grip on the brake side of the rope. To stop, release the handle while holding the brake side of the rope.

 

The RIG allows a load to be lowered from an anchor.The brake side of the rope must pass through a braking carabiner.


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