Devils Tower National Monument staff attend training for high-angle rope rescue  


May 25, 2023

Courtesy NPS

Last month, Devils Tower staff attended a high-angle rope rescue course. This course was instructed within the monument by "Rigging for Rescue" out of Ouray, CO.

The one-week seminar included detailed instruction on high-angle rescue systems and how to use technical equipment for practical use. 

This training included the fundamentals of rope rescue. Throughout the training, they dedicated many hours to rescue scenarios.

They used hundreds of meters of rope and a guiding line aerial ropeway suspension system. This system utilizes pullies and rope friction devices to safely and efficient...

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