Tactical Rappel for Military & Law Enforcement (SpecOps)

Jim Wagner presents Rappel Master Frank Ortega who will demonstrate step-by-step how to tie-off during a descent (leg method, Rescue-8, and carabiner …

38 thoughts on “Tactical Rappel for Military & Law Enforcement (SpecOps)

  1. The Truth B says:

    Because a lot of harness' don't have a red mark when it's not back threaded you can look at the shape. When it isn't back threaded through the buckle it will look like a D. D means dead. When it is back threaded it looks like a C. C is clear. Stay safe.

  2. BombingHoneyBadger says:

    i dont udnerstan why all climber shit about video..the purpose of video is to teach law and military to rappel the fast way…on battlefield you can stand in line of fire and need to rappel ..you will not giv a fuck about additional knot when your life is alredy in danger …

  3. GrumpyCoffee says:

    Just came across this Great video old school instruction sure some things have changed
    Techniques are different of somethings But I remember it that way same seat tied in chejedo korea 300 ft rappel carabiner would burn your hand if you touched it. We trained the same way did the towers like that in the army Great video

  4. Herr Hansen says:

    You should try to match the sound-levels on the video so the sound effects when introducing the different parts doesn't fly off the computer and claws you in the face everytime. Other than that, it was fun video to watch. I'll never get to try any of this, so it's nice to see. Well done and thanks for sharing.

  5. Albert Head says:

    Very basic techniques. 2:50 the round turn/bowline, etc. is a huge waste of useable rope. A better way is to use tape slings and carabineers. Portable, much easier to set-up, and just as strong. Plus there is zero chance of slippage if a knot isn't tied correctly. 15:40 the student's feet were far too close together, creating inherent instability. If he had a tactical load on that rappel, he'd likely sway to one side or the other and become unstable (end up lying sideways against the building). Not only that, but the instructor neither spotted the error, nor corrected it.

  6. Ryan Reese says:

    There's a lot of stuff in here I wouldn't trust with a wall climb. Too many overhands and not enough figure eights or bowlines. A square knot and an overhand for a rope harness? I wouldn't trust my life with a square knot. I don't trust my shoes with a square knot. Brake hand behind the back? It looks like you would have less control than a simple munter hitch on a carabiner and would prevent effective brake when carrying a load, such as additional rope or a backpack, and might be hindered by terrain.This video is tacti-cool and tacti-tainment, sure, but I fear this will give amateurs who think "the military does it; it must be good" some bad ideas when it comes to climbing techniques.

  7. lorenzo scussat says:

    Video tecnico e professionale in cui, anche se non si conosce bene l'inglese, puoi caire ed approfondire nozioni già imparate con istruttore di buon livello. Queste son nozioni Tattiche… non amatoriali!!!

  8. Brandon Smith says:

    Great video, brought back memories. To people commenting this is a tactical reppel, no its not what you have been taught for mountaineering. Some of the gear is a little bit different as well. Do what you know stay safe.

  9. TheBo0mer says:

    I have a few issues with this video, but for the most part it is a great overview. I'll thumbs up this one. These guys did a great job demonstrating everything. Great job, guys! You were being videoed under pressure… I bet you'll excel under fire, too.
    Also, I loved the cop at the end explaining rope care and ethics.

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