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Tripods

  • During this 2014 steep angle evacuation using an extra tall Arizona Vortex, a standard kit was used along with extra outer legs to bring it to over 10' in height. An AZTEK kit is used to elevate the main and belay lines in this two-tendsioned rope system. 

  • This equal sided tripod was so high that the edgeman had to climb it to set the main AZTEK at the apex!

  • This steep angle high tripod constructed with the AZV used 9 outer legs (2 more than comes in a standard kit) and 3 inner legs. It is over 10' high to accomodate the AZTEK for the main and belay lines. Phil Pedry is the edgeman and is lowering the AZTEK and main lines down as the litter appraoches the top.

  • Unnecessary side guys were used on this AZV for this extremely tall tripod at the Granite Dells in 2014 Mountain Rescue Workshop

  • Farmington (New Mexico) Fire Department using the ARIZONA VORTEX in 2008 RTR custom workshop for a steep angle litter evacuation over one of the bluffs adjoining the muddy San Jaun River. This tripod was 9' high and used all the legs in a standard kit.

  • Rescuers at Farmington Fire used pickets to anchor the Raptor Feet down to the top of the bluff above the San Juan River.

  • During the Farmington Fire steep angle evacuation, the AZV has each leg equal with 2 lower legs and 1 upper leg (the extent of the tripod with a standard AZV kit that only has 7 outer legs). The belay line is separated out on this evacuation style and is left on the round edge of the bluff on padding. The belay may also be elevated in some circumstances to keep it off the edge of the embankment.

  • A standard AZV kit using 7 outer legs to build this high tripod for a steep angle evacuation in Sedona.

  • The edgeman elevates the ropes using an AZTEK

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EASEL A FRAMES

  • The Arizona Vortex as a small short easel A frame making edge negoritation a breeze during AHDW (Artificial High Directional Workshop) at Granite Dells in 2014

  • During the 2014 IRW (Industrial Rescue Workshop) a the Central Yavapai Regional Training Academy in Prescott Valley, AZ students learn the proper anchoring techniques for the Arizona Vortex easel A frame

  • Photos 1: The Watson Lake "Pavilion Wall" is the perfect place for setting up the Arizona Vortex easel A frame in a benign setting. Here students of the 2014 MRW (Mountain Rescue Workshop) use a small rigging pod behind the ease A frame

  • Photo 2: The Watson Lake "Pavilion Wall" is the perfect place for setting up the Arizona Vortex easel A frame in a benign setting. Here students of the 2014 MRW (Mountain Rescue Workshop) use a small rigging pod behind the ease A frame

  • Close up of the head of the Arizona Vortex and haul grab for 9:1 compound pulley system

  • Kip Mandeno of New Zealand attends a litter near Wherepapa, North Island

  • Arizona Vortex used by rescuers in Southern illinois at Vertical Heartland Climbing School Team Skills Rescue Workshop in 2008. See this venue

  • Close up of the head of the Arizona Vortex

  • Photo 1: During an RTR all-Japanese advanced rigging program in 2014 at the Granite Dells in Prescott, AZ studetns constructed a first time ever combo Arizona Vortex easel A frame linked to a gin pole using the AZORP head from Rock Exotica. The gin pole stabilized the extra long back easel leg and also provided an anchor point for the evolution.

  • Photo 2: During an RTR all-Japanese advanced rigging program in 2014 at the Granite Dells in Prescott, AZ studetns constructed a first time ever combo Arizona Vortex easel A frame linked to a gin pole using the AZORP head from Rock Exotica. The gin pole stabilized the extra long back easel leg and also provided an anchor point for the evolution. 

  • At Tim's Toyota Arena in Prescott Valley, AZ students of the IRW (Industrial Rescue Workshop) use an easel A frame and combo gin pole at rear as main attachment for evacuation of a litter and attendant up the stairwell (inside door through an unseen SA frame over the stairwell)

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