In this short video Steve Long demonstrates the classic use of Wild Country's ubiquitous Ropeman devices in one of their primary emergency roles - ascending a rope from a free hanging position.
Steve, International Mountain Guide and chair of the UIAA Training Standards Panel shows the basics of ascending a rope from a hanging position that might be encountered after a fall on overhanging rock. He shows how to attach the Ropeman, get onto the rope, safely 'letting go', then ascending and descending the rope. Wild Country Ropeman 1, and 2 are the definitive emergency climbing rope ascenders – and provide an unrivalled range for all rock climbing, alpine climbing, winter climbing, sports climbing and mountaineering. Small, but perfectly formed Ropeman 1 and 2 are designed to be easily carried as the perfect 'emergency tool' - because when needed they work perfectly every time.
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