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Discussion in 'Climbing methods and platforms' started by ramjet, Jan 19, 2017.
So is there a way to lock this off to take down your platform or not? I guess I thought there was.
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.
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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Learning to trust your equipment and loosing the fear of falling is the hardest part.
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?
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.