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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).

Missing Gear

This page explains the two cases where some gear might not appear in vRigger.

If there are many items in the gear panes, but a few items are missing

The Gear Manager lets you select the gear that you use from all of gear that is available. If you don't see an item, open the Gear Manager and move the item that you want to use from the "gear that you don't use" list on the left to the "gear that you might use" list on the right.

Some of vRigger's gear is only available if you own the "industry gear kit." This gear is displayed in gray text in the Gear Manager's "gear that you don't use" list and cannot be moved to the "gear that you might use" list. Click the Gear Licensing button in the Gear Manager to learn how to purchase the industry gear kit.

If there are approximately ten pieces of gear and you own version 12 or earlier

vRigger version 12 and earlier required that you run two setup programs. The first setup program installed the vRigger program and the second installed the gear. If only a few pieces of gear are displayed in version 12 or earlier, visit https://vrigger.com/old and download and run the appropriate gear setup program.