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Re: climbing and window washing
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I've done some rope access work here and there.

In Tennessee I worked as a rigger. Spent time in the rafters of the Nashville Arena and the Oppry-land Hotel.

How does climbing relate, semi related but not much at all. We walked the steel to set lights and other structures from the ceiling. H-beam down to 4 inch box steel. Most cases you walked unprotected and when you got where you were going you slung your leash around the steel you were straddling.

From there, you used a rigging lull rope. Soft on the hands and thick, to pull up a chain motor. The Chain motor would get cable to the beams and you headed to the next point.

Steel was usually between 90 and 150 feet up. Not much fun, but pays well.

You also get great seating to some spectacular concerns. Watched Elton John and Celine from 140 feet up with no crowd around me. (Was not as impressed with Puff Daddy.

Also did some rope access on dams for TVA in the South East.

Building work, we installed anti pigeon devises on several building in North Carolina, TN, and KY when I ran my guide service there.

Also do Rappel demonstrations and various other abseil events in the South East and California. All on buildings.

Never really came across buildings that had anchors ready made.

(This post was edited by guangzhou on Nov 30, 2012, 8:59 PM)

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