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This also applies to cable, chain, and webbing.

Gear that is anchored includes anchors, rocks, trees, tripods, trucks, etc.

A "bight" is a simple loop in a rope that does not cross itself.

A "bend" is a knot that joins two ropes together. Bends can only be attached to the end of a rope.

A "hitch" is a type of knot that must be tied around another object.

"Descending devices" (e.g., ATCs, Brake Bar Racks, Figure 8s, Rescue 8s, etc) create friction as their primary purpose. The friction in descending devices is always considered when calculating forces.

The "Safety Factor" is the ratio between the gear's breaking strength and the maximum load applied to the gear (e.g., 5:1).

Working with Rigging Plates

vRigger includes several rigging plates which can be used to connect multiple pieces of gear. When connecting gear to rigging plates, make sure the gear is rotated appropriately relative to the hole in the plate.

Several rigging plates

The Rock Exotica "The Bolt" rigging plate looks best with gear that is on "edge" (e.g., these Clutches, carabiners, and pulleys). Search for "edge" in the Gear Finder to find these items.

The Bolt with Clutches The Bolt with pulleys