Gear Museums

Historical Hardware Carabiner rappels, carabiners with brake bars, hooks, horns, plates, tubes, figure eights, eights with ears, complex eights, spools, bobbins, and so much more. …

VT Instructions

Designed by Rich Carlson and manufactured by BlueWater Ropes, the VT Prusik features a super tough, heat resistant Technora aramid sheath over durable nylon core…

Totem Instructions

The original Totem is the ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of rigging devices. Deceptively simple looking, the Totem is remarkably versatile. Use it for belaying, releasable rigging…

VT Prusik Video

The VT Prusik – designed by Rich Carlson and made by BlueWater – is an indispensable tool for rope work. In this video Rich explains…