/ ropeman 2

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luke glaister - on 17 Apr 2013
Hi all. can u use a ropeman 2 on slings at a belay . I have tried it at home and it seams very good at holding but would like advise first?
Also any other tricks I should know would be very handy. Thanks in advance.Luke.
Harry Martin - on 17 Apr 2013
Wildcountry specifically say you shouldn't do this. The ropeman 3 can do this, because it doesn't rely on the karabiner. That being said they also say you shouldn't use a ropeman to self belay, but I did that today.
Harry Martin - on 17 Apr 2013
Sorry, that last sentence muddied the waters, I really wouldn't use that on a sling. I can't quite see how it is that necessary either, there are millions of ways to equalise your belay without resorting to auto blocks.
valjean - on 17 Apr 2013
In reply to luke glaister:
the ropeman 3 is designed for slings... but here you go
http://www.wildcountry.co.uk/community/latest-news/2012/10/29/Voluntary_Recall_Notice_Ropeman_3/

so i guess at this point, nothing is built for slings
muppetfilter - on 17 Apr 2013
In reply to luke glaister: I have been climbing 22 years and never had to use any kind of mechanical device to quickly or safely rig a belay.

The simpler and more robust your system the safer it is....
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andy_e on 18 Apr 2013
In reply to Harry Martin: avoid any large falls, or falling close to the anchor where the fall factor would be higher. The ropeman can strip the sheath, or cut through the rope entirely!

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