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Feb 20, 2013, 2:47 PM

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Re: [southPA277] Climbing Alone in JTree
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i use a 'silent partner' ... kinda expensive, but so worth the money, it uses a double loop around a centrinfigul clutch drum that needs about 15lbs of pull from the bottom to pull my 10mm+ stiff rope through it...its super safe, never used a backup with it...ive heard that a basic ascender(they dont make them anymore) would be a good back up...if you can top rope, the shunt is much simpler to use, and less fall length, takes about 3 feet of rope for it to cinch down. WARNING: if you do not put the rope on the drum EXACTLY like it needs to be, it will jam/not catch you.

EDIT: i store it in a dry bag, it has gaskets to keep dirt out, but i dont tank any chances, its welded shut, maintenance free...

and actually, after 5 years of climbing, and deciding that the grigri was trash, i got the silent partner and went for it...much better than just free soloing.

(This post was edited by Co1urzz on Feb 20, 2013, 3:18 PM)

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