/ Toprope soloing petzl microtraxion
Anyone got any hands on experience?
I haven't used the micro, sorry, but they look similar in design?
This is a good article about using two mini-traxions by Steph Davis.
Used it a lot. My preferred option to Basic Ascender and Shunt. Make sure you use the best shaped krab to attach.
I have heard of horror stories about the cheeks being almost ripped apart so follow the advice on the Petzl website.
Someone will soon mention this subject comes up every week on UKC.
Last time I had it out was working a route. In my amateur opinion all your falls should approximately be gentle slumps onto the rope. Just taking the stretch out of the rope and the microtrax biner orientation going from downwards to upwards.
Do what Petzl recommends though and have a backup. I managed to get my shirt stuck in it once while in a rush once. Come to think of it, I've gotten stuff stuck in ascenders camming mechanisms before that too.
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