TRSAR Missions - Box Canyon
Rope Rescue at Box Canyon
8/07/08 Photos by
This was a very difficult rescue.
Rescuers got hit by a pretty good thunderstorm which got all of
our equipment wet. Ropes do not grip well when wet.
There was a 600 foot rope being used as the main haul line. This
resulted in using a mechanical advantage for the haul system
which was ganged to the main line. The prussic was slipping on
the main line because it was wet.
We also had slippage on the mechanical advantage which caused
many delays in the rescue. Footing was an issue for all
rescuers because of wet rocks.
We had good communication and coordination among rescuers which
eventually resulted in a successful rescue in very difficult
Good job by all involved.
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