Rigging for Rescue Blog

Pike ‘n Pivot technique

This is a re-publication of a previous post on Pike 'n Pivot technique. There was a video issue on the old post. Pike 'n Pivot is a technique developed by Rigging for Rescue in the [...]

Early season ice in the San Juan’s

The ice climbing conditions in the San Juan's are excellent for this time of the year. We have had colder temps this late autumn and a steady cycle of storms to coat the backcountry in [...]

The whirlwind that was autumn, 2015

As I write this entry I find it very hard to believe that we are into December already.  Time marches by at the same rate for all, but it definitely feels like it moves along [...]


On May 18, a long-standing project of Mike Gibbs and Erik Weihenmeyer came to fruition with a successful ascent of Mt Huntington in the Alaska Range via the West Face Couloir route.  Erik and Mike [...]

New Research – Aramid Fiber Friction Hitches

At long last we have managed to get our recent research on aramid fiber friction hitches up on our own website.  This research was conducted over the course of multiple testing sessions spread out over [...]

Ice is nice

The winter is in full swing in the San Juan's and the back country ice climbing conditions are about as good as they ever get for this early in the season.  Many of the classics [...]

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