One piece of information often lacking in discussion of the Petzl ASAP is just how much rope is needed below the device to be sure it catches during a fall.
Before social media, each year when the new Petzl printed catalogue came out, I would flip straight to the “Techniques” section to look at what clever new methods were being presented. Now, with the popularity and acceptance of the internet,
Rigging with the ability to lower a load on the main access lines gives rope technicians the ability to deal with some incidents quickly and efficiently. This is known as ‘Rig for Lower’ (RFL) and has been