SailNet Community - View Single Post - Climbing mast using Prussik
View Single Post
post #3 of Old 05-24-2013
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 14,445
Thanks: 67
Thanked 364 Times in 343 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Re: Climbing mast using Prussik

I wouldn't do it, but you'll need to tie two of them. One for your legs and another for your chest. You essentially step on the lower loop, stand up, push the one attached to chest as high as you can, hang from it, then pull the lower one up until your legs are bent as high as possible, stand up and repeat. Miserable!

I prefer that the prusik knot be used as a safety to prevent accidental descent, rather than climb with it. If you're single handed, mast steps are a good idea. Again, the prusik can be your safety.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeanneau 54DS

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.
Minnewaska is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome