Rappelling rope

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  1. DwadeCham

    DwadeCham Active Member

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    So is there a way to lock this off to take down your platform or not? I guess I thought there was.
     
  2. Mike K

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    as long as you keep your weight on it, it will stay " locked " and you can hang like a spider on a web all day long if you want too. but to be safe you should always have control of the trailing rope. I use 9mm ultratech and I wrap the trailing rope around the lifeguard and wedge it between the body and the cam. its hard to describe so Ill try to get a few pictures.
     
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    I will have to try it a little lower. I did my first rappel this evening. Little scary to trust it all. Thing has a great brake though. Easy to hold with one hand. I will have to try a short distance above ground level to see about this hanging like a spider business!

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  5. Mike K

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    Learning to trust your equipment and loosing the fear of falling is the hardest part.
     
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    I'd like to see a picture of how you set up the ropeman as an ascender. Are you just gripping it and pulling it up?
     
  7. Mike K

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    Yes, just grab the ropeman and pull up with one hand and pull down on the rope looped through the carabiner with your other hand. If you want you can add a foot loop to the carabiner also and use your legs but that's just another thing to carry. I'll try to take a picture this weekend. you can also look up TreeFool on youtube. he's a crazy guy but he has a lot of good videos on tree camping and climbing. one video in particular shows the rope man as a hand ascender.
     
    #87 Mike K, Mar 22, 2017 at 10:14 PM
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