/ Ropeman mk1

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alooker - on 08 Jul 2013
If I was to tie off coils and then use a ropeman instead of a prussic to redirect any potential load. Feels cleaner and quicker to ascend or set up a hauling rig. Can anyone see a problem with this? I guess the ropeman is hard to release smoothly when loaded?

Also, after a bit of playing around over the weekend my ropeman (mk1, rated 10mm-11mm) seems to work fine with a half rope, any one got more experience with using this ropeman and skinnier ropes, maybe with how they perform with icy ropes too?
Mike Nolan - on 08 Jul 2013
In reply to alooker: Interesting idea, I've always used a prussic, but know a lot of people who just use a Clove Hitch, which is also what a lot of guides seem to use. Would also be interested in hearing opinions on using a rope man.

Mike
alooker - on 08 Jul 2013
In reply to alooker: my half is 8.5mm by the way
alooker - on 08 Jul 2013
In reply to alooker: bueller?
Rick Graham on 08 Jul 2013
In reply to alooker:
Hi Adam

Look at the instructions to see the breaking loads on 8.5mm rope.

I would tie off with a knot and use a clamp or prussik to climb the rope if necessary.

Rick
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alooker - on 08 Jul 2013
In reply to Rick Graham: alas I bought it second hand without the manual, will look online.

Thanks Rick.

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