About the Course

This is the third and final course available in the Horizontal Rigging series instructed by Pat Rhodes, someone who has long been considered a mentor to thousands of riggers throughout the world. The various courses inside the Horizontal Rigging series unpack the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Awareness, Operations, and Technician platforms for elevated horizontal systems.

Major taglines employ two mainlines and two belay lines at the same time; the two working in harmony while one is in the lower mode and the other is in the raising mode. Major taglines are most often use to negotiate larger type gaps. In most cases, the major tagline has two notable advantages over highlines. Anchoring is not as critical because vector forces created by the tagline system should never approach those of highlines, and the major tagline is much quicker to implement than highlines.

A directional anchor is typically a pulley that allows us to redirect a rope; this can be elevated as in a high directional, or low as a simple redirect, or anywhere in between. When we want a directional pulley to be adjustable, we simply add some mechanical advantage influence that allow us to make the directional pulley dynamic (movable). This is a common need for gaps that are too large to get a tripod over or some other form of high directional. Simply put, a dynamic directional allows us to rig a directional pulley out and over a gap where other options are limited.

What You'll Learn

Does this sound like something that should be in your knowledge toolbox? If so, we hope you'll join us inside Horizontal Rigging 3: Major Taglines / 2 Rope Offsets where Pat walks students through material covering:

  • Major taglines

  • 2 rope offsets

  • Rigging the yoke

  • Mainline side

  • Gin poles

  • Control side

  • Dynamic directionals

  • And more!

Learn from One of the Best in the Industry

Learn more about Horizontal Rigging’s expert instructor

  • Pat Rhodes

    Rigging Lab Academy Instructor | Founder of Rescue RIG

    Pat Rhodes

    Pat is the founder of Rescue RIG, an organization specializing in technical rope access and rescue training. He has accrued over 40 years of experience in the field of technical rescue including 28 years with the Phoenix Fire Department as a firefighter/rescue technician and nine years as a FEMA Rescue Specialist. As part of his responsibilities with D2000, he specializes in developing advanced curricula focusing on all aspects of technical rope rescue. Pat is also responsible for instructor development and client relations.Pat has been instrumental in building a global brand and impacting tens of thousands of people across the planet with his humor and humble experience.

Course Curriculum

  • 1
    Unit 1: Welcome
    • 1.1 Welcome
    • 1.2 Course Material
    • 1.3 Rope Rescue Course Text Manual
  • 2
    Unit 2: Rigging the Yoke / Major Tagline
    • 2.2 Video Tutorial: Rigging the Yoke / Major Tagline
  • 3
    Unit 3: Mainline Side / Major Tagline
    • 3.2 Video Tutorial: Mainline Side / Major Tagline
  • 4
    Unit 4: Gin Pole / Major Tagline
    • 4.2 Video Gin Pole / Major Tagline
  • 5
    Unit 5: Control Side / Major Tagline
    • 5.2 Video Tutorial: Control Side / Major Tagline
  • 6
    Unit 6: Dynamic Directionals
    • 6.2 Video Tutorial: Dynamic Directionals
  • 7
    Unit 7: Wrap Up
    • 7.1 Wrap Up

Added Perks

Additional features Rigging Lab Academy Members are enjoying

  • Certificate of Completion

    Download your personalized Certificate of Completion after completing the course.

  • 100% Self-Paced

    Go through the course material as fast or as slow as you'd like.

  • Private Discussion Board

    Ask questions, meet other students, and even chat with the course instructor.

What Students Are Saying

  • Well put together

    Thomas Bradley

    This series was very well done. I took a class presented by Pat last spring. This was a great review of perishable skill sets.

    This series was very well done. I took a class presented by Pat last spring. This was a great review of perishable skill sets.

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