Last week we blogged about the Pro Climb Rigging Bollard developed in New Zealand by Andreas Ross (Rossy). This generated quite a level of interest and numerous customers have asked about alternatives to the Port-A-Wrap for application in rigging situations where they need to more than just lower wood. The Portable Winch is one option but the Good Rigging Control System offers another solution.
The GRCS locks to the tree, similar to Rossy's bollard and has a plate for attaching the winch or you can add a separate aluminum bollard (rope brake). It is hollow so you can pack ice inside to stop rope glazing in extreme lowering situations and it accepts rope of any diameter. This unit is extremely versatile and an excellent addition to any rigging kit.