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Old 11-25-2012
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Re: Mast climbing

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Originally Posted by xymotic View Post
I used a similar system only 6:1

1) even at 6:1 I wouldn't call it 'easy' to hoist my fat ass up.

2) It takes forever to run through that much rope.

3) As you said there is a height penalty.

So I guess I'm curious how you find it to work going up and what's your age/weight/build?

Like I said I found it pretty difficult, I'm 43 slight to med build and 180#.
I'm 205 lbs and 62 and yes that is a worry. While I can haul 50 lbs plus I'm wondering if I will have enough energy to do anything once I get up there. I'm working on my chin-ups.
I'm thinking that 6 to 1 would be just too slow and I believe their are more and more friction losses the more turns you have in the rope.

Last edited by davidpm; 11-25-2012 at 01:09 PM.
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