/ Emergency ascendors for ropes less than 8mm
Does anyone know of ascendors designed for sub 8mm ropes?
Will a standard tibloc still work, it is only .2 of a mm difference afterall?
You've probably considered this, but prussiks? I find the Bachman using a soft wide tape sling is very grippy and works on thin ropes. And the binner basically acts like a nice handle! Obviously not as quick to set up but won't trash the rope like a tribloc.
Yeah I've always got prussics, I just thought there would be situations made quicker and easier with something else.
The Climbing Technology RollNLock is rated for 8mm ropes but also for tape and works on my 7.8mm rope no problem. Itīs wide enough to take both strands as well which is handy.
It does grip well indeed, but the krab doesn't act as a handle - pulling on it releases the knot. It only acts as a handle to push the knot up the rope, which is hardly necessary.
I meant as a handle to pull it up obviously :) Useful when wearing thick gloves and stressed. Pulling up a prussik with cold hands in thick gloves can be kinda annoying. I don't know why you'd need a handle to pull on though... unless you're doing some fixed rope jumar stuff which I gather he isn't.
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