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UPDATE: Topclimber arrived today.
My new (to me) top climber arrived today, complete with an 83 foot line. the whole thing stunk of mildew, so I'm using my secret (see below) smell removal technique on the climber, the rope and the case. I did notice that the sliders allowed the rope to travel through them both ways. It was only when the top of the sliders were torqued by some weight, then they held fast. (This seems be okay, since your body weight attaches to the top of the sliders.)
I can't wait to try it.
shhhh, the secret technique for removing mildew small... soak them in a solution of laundry detergent (e.g. Wisk) for a few weeks. Use an old cooler, fill it with water and some detergent, put it somewhere out of the way and let everything soak.
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