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Dec 14

Mechanical Advantage – Salt Lake City

December 14, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm MST

$45.00

In this classroom workshop you will increase your understanding of mechanical advantage and its applications. Not just for rescue; you will learn practical applications for tensioning rope systems and how mechanical advantage can either increase or decrease the loads we put on our anchors.

Topics covered will include:

  • simple, compound and complex mechanical advantage
  • the difference between theoretical and actual mechanical advantage
  • understanding the T method for calculating mechanical advantage
  • when friction works for us and when it works against us
  • simple math to understand the affect of mechanical advantage on an anchor
  • how to create an improvised progress capture device
  • how to rig a piggy back “set of fours” on the fly
  • simple progressions when more mechanical advantage is needed
  • improvisation with gear you already carry

Instructor: Rich Carlson

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Date:
December 14, 2023
Time:
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm MST
Cost:
$45.00
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Organizer

Rich Carlson
Phone
435-590-8889
Email
rich@canyonsandcrags.com
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