Home Made Equipment - BiPod
Last silly questions for awhile:
Does anybody use an artificial high point for low angle rope rescues to keep there ropes from being dragged across the ground?
Has anybody attemped to make a BIPOD or is there one available out there?
Or has anybody tried to use an A frame ladder set up or something like a little giant ladder instead?
It sounds silly but I don't have the needs, or funds, or space for a full blown arizona vortex or SMC terraadaptor.
I need something for low angle rope ops. Why you say?
The plan is to use a belay/main line system with a track line to haul victims up sandy sometimes steep cliff sides. In recent years we'd send down a team of guys on a stoke but now that numbers are dwindling we thought about using a track line, putting the stokes with it's bridal main and belay on a trolley and using that to help get the basket up faster and easier plus keep the lines from being dragged across the ground. The problem is the transition between the enchor point and the edge, which is there the artifical high point was needed, the bipod, or little giant ladder, or a-frame ladder set up, a ladder gin(?).
In my head it works but then there's reality -