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Old 05-24-2013
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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.
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