/ Wild country ropeman

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Lee 76 - on 23 Mar 2013
Can I use a wild country ropeman 1 to self belay ?
LaMentalist on 23 Mar 2013
In reply to Lee 76:

If you mean as in roped solo ( top rope style ) then I would say if you back it up for example with a prussik or similar then yes but have a good look through the forums here ( use the search function on top right ) .

I use a Wild Country ropeman MK 2 and much prefer it to using a Petzl Shunt or a Gri Gri , a lot of people use a chest harness and other chest type ascenders but I found this quite restrictive .

I must emphasise that you back it up with another device I would say that is imperative . I use it on a 10 ~ 11mm static rope . If you are not sure ask , ask & ask again .
Lee 76 - on 23 Mar 2013
In reply to LaMentalist: thanks nice one I'll have a look.
Regards Lee.
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highclimber - on 23 Mar 2013
In reply to Lee 76: There are better, safer alternatives out there. A partner for one!

If you are top-rope soloing make absolutely sure your rope is protected at the top (speaking from a bad experience!).

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