"The ART of Clean Rigging" - The rigging school based out of Sedona, in the rugged highlands of northern Arizona, USA
INSTRUCTOR-LEVEL ROPE RESCUE & RIGGING TRAINING - Ropes That Rescue is historically known for teaching the science and art for the practical application of rigging in a multiplicity of differing workshops, all seven full days in length. Learn the ARTFORM of "Clean Rigging" that will insure you come away with the understanding of not only WHAT you believe, but also more importantly, WHY you believe it. Programs are held in several US States, Canada, England and Scotland, Japan and also down under in Australia and New Zealand. Ropes That Rescue can also train at your agency or location with any style program needed to fit your training needs.
Also, once every year in late fall, RTR offers a seven day long "Advanced Anchoring Analysis & Beyond the Barn Floor Seminar" (AAA-BTBF) in either Arizona or Maryland on advanced physics, mathmatics and trigonometry used for solving problems associated with rigging. This seminar is not a true workshop and is only offered to RTR alumni at this time.
The ARIZONA VORTEX (or AZV) is expressly considered an "artificial high directional" used as a true 1) high frame directional (at the edge or over an opening) or 2) anchor frame. It is so named from it's development in the rugged highlands of northern Arizona’s Oak Creek Canyon through the rigging and rescue school, Ropes That Rescue. The term "vortex" came from the many such-named red rock formations in the Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon area which serve the spiritual gnostic cult community and has become a mainstay of Sedona's global tourist popularity. Reed Thörne, the school’s owner developed the AZV with the help of Rock Thompson at Rock Exotica, in Utah. The AZV was created from years of trial and error and of having worked with crude but functional lashed wood frames at RTR. It represents the essence of at-the-edge frames which no standard tripod can match today.
The A.Z.O.R.P. (AZORP = Arizona Omni Rigging Pod) is a valuable accessory to the ARIZONA VORTEX which adds to its ultimate versatility when used in tandem. Anchoring frame back-from-the-edge rigging monopods, bipods and tripods may therefore be constructed using the AZORP + VORTEX adding valuable rigging elements to any rope rescue or rope access operation or job.
The ARIZONA VORTEX is manufactured from T-6 aluminum by Thompson Manufacturing Inc. (Rock Exotica) in Clearfield, Utah and is one of the most versatile and state of the art artificial high directional (AHD) available to rescue and rope access in industry. With training from Ropes That Rescue (the "Arizona" designer), you may use this frame in a variety of ways and in any number of environments from industry to wilderness. It is ideal for confined space rescue, mine rescue, cliff rescue and industrial rescue. It is also well suited to bridge inspectors, rope access, the construction trades and the movie industry.
We offer many instructor-level workshops on the Arizona VORTEX in differing locations around the US, Canada, UK and Australia (and around the world). See the RTR Open Enrollment Schedule for these offerings under "Artificial High Directional Workshop" or AHDW.