Aerial Rigging For Aerialists

Date: Saturday, July 6, 2019

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cost: $150

Room: Aerial Room

Instructor: Kevin Nesnow

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This workshop will prepare you for rigging safely in a variety of environments. We’ll introduce common safety equipment used for performance and studio rigging, and discuss their proper inspection, maintenance, and storage. As a comprehensive and hands-on workshop, we’ll learn a variety of knots useful for expanding your range of rigging possibilities. Additionally, we’ll cover anchor building, vector and load forces, minimum breaking strengths, and discuss risk mitigation and avoidance strategies. There’ll be a brief discussion on the law and how it pertains to professional aerialists and studios.

Class is open to all levels. Those already with experience and knowledge are sure to receive a comprehensive review, filling in any possible gaps in knowledge base and skills. There’ll also be time for discussion and demonstration of advanced anchoring and rigging concepts.

Students are encouraged to bring their own rigging equipment for discussion, though all equipment necessary for the class will be provided. There will be a 1hr. lunch break.


Kevin has been a professional rigger, work at height safety trainer and evaluator, rope access technician, backcountry access guide, and fall protection safety equipment retailer for over 10 years. His attraction to climbing and heights as a child amplified when his older sister introduced him to sport rock climbing at the age of ten. This passion has persisted ever since.

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