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 strands. The core in this kernmantle design keeps the VT from flattening and binding up. The VT performs well when used for ascending, self-belay while rappelling, as a traveling rope grab or in conjunction with a Prusik minding pulley in haul systems.

VT Instructions – 8mm

VT Instructions – 7mm

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 and hauling systems, or as a rigging plate. Use it for rappelling – it’s simple to add friction mid-rappel and simple to lock off. You can even ascend with it.

Totem Instructions

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 and demonstrates just a few of its many uses.

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Clipping Short

Clipping short is a simple technique that can be used for passing knots when ascending or transitioning from ascending to rappelling.

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