A CMC original design that has withstood the test of time, our Anchor Plates keep the carabiners holding the different parts of your rescue system from jamming together. The hardware becomes easier to see, making safety checks more accurate. It can also keep you from clipping a carabiner into the wrong loop of the anchor web. For anchor systems, it makes an excellent collection point. We use the Anchor Plate in CMC Rope Rescue classes, which allows our students to set up systems faster with fewer mistakes. Hole diameters: small 7/8 in (22 mm), large 2 in (51 mm)
Twenty years ago CMC introduced the Anchor Plateas a strong, lightweight, and compact collection point for connecting a rescue system to an anchor. And that point is an important feature. Over the years weve seen a steady progression of bigger, better anchor and rigging plates with more and more holes entering the market. But the bigger the plate, the less like a collection point it becomes, increasing the potential for rotation of the plate, creating additional system extension and shock-loading if any movement or failure of an anchor occurs. In 20 years of use, weve not seen an operational need for more holes, a larger size, or more weight.
Besides serving as the point of distribution to any number of secure anchor points, rigging plates also serve the benefit of aligning the separate lines of a rigging system in distinct order, keeping multiple and various lines orderly. One tip when determining complementary gear to use with rigging plates; consider the versatility swivel pulleys can lend to the rigging system. They introduce rotational movement into the rigging lines running from the plate because the swivel pulley can rotate as needed to provide enhanced inline ability to clear other components within the system.
When weight and size are an issue, such as in mountain rescue and special operations packs, river rescue gear bags, or rope access work, the ultra-compact, light, anodized aluminum Micro-Anchor Plate is the right choice. The large hole acts as a collection point for multi-point anchors. The small holes keep carabiners separated, making them easier to work with when the system is loaded, and the oblong shape makes inserting carabiners easier and quicker. Hole diameters: small – 5/8 in (16 mm), large – 1 in (25 mm).
Stretcher Rigging Plate
Designed as a connection point with enough holes for all of the lines. Used for litter points, litter tender or other complex systems.
Stretcher Rigging System
The RQ3 Stretcher Rigging System is ready to go! Simply connect the 4 large locking D carabiners with webbing keepers (keepers stop the webbing from side loading carabiners) to the litter, which are sewn onto the straps. The other end has adjustable buckles which are pre-attached to the rigging plate with screw links so you can attach to the main line and go. The adjustable buckles also make it easy to change the litter angle for vertical transit or patient comfort. The rigging plate has plenty of attachment points for additional line without the mess or hardware of an O-ring. In addition it can be easily be converted for low angle use allowing you to use one harness for many situations. Comes with a durable and convenient storage bag.