I've working with the silent partner and made this video to share.
The idea is to sport/trad climb alone. Why would I want to that? Because I can.
NOTE: This is NOT how the manufacturer recommends to use this device and this is NOT an instructional video and is for entertainment purposes only.
-I am loading the first bolt hanger in the wrong direction. This can be alleviated with a directional trad anchor or....?
-It is a bit hard to feed with a traditional 9.8mm to 10.2mm rope. In the vid I'm using a 10.7mm gym rope. I also used a 9.4mm Petzl rope later on and found it fed better and provided a "softer" catch.
-The Silent Partner is not always guaranteed to lock up, thus back up knots are recommended. I found that trying to tie these knots proved to be too tedious so I decided to just trust the device. Am I a fool?
Discuss amongst yourselves!