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View Poll Results: How do you prefer to Go Aloft Solo ?
Block & Tackle 2 9.09%
Leg Assist Bosuns Char - Like: Atninc.com 3 13.64%
Flexible Mast Ladder - Like: Mastmate.com 5 22.73%
Fixed Mast Steps - Like: Maststep.com 3 13.64%
Other Solo Assist Method 9 40.91%
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post #11 of 16 Old 05-12-2009
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It was a joke numbskull!

Actually I use klemheist knots and webbing. Dirt Cheap!
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I use climbing gear - petzl ascenders (one hand, one foot) and an 8-ring for a descender. I try to get 2 lines if possible, but currently only have one and the transition from climbing mode to descending mode is difficult. It would be so nice to have (a) another person and (b) an electric winch.


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It would be so nice to have (a) another person and (b) an electric winch.
Bingo. That's what I do. I save up my mast projects and go up a couple of times a year. So far I've always been able to find someone trustworthy to punch the electric winch button and tail the safety halyard.
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I usually wait for someone to help me. But I'd do the ascenders with stir-ups for my feet if I were to go solo.

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I thought so too!

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It was a joke numbskull!

Actually I use klemheist knots and webbing. Dirt Cheap!
It was actually eolon's coments that I was reacting to.

Ofcourse, the only reason to use a klemheist knot is poor credit . Join the 20 century at least, man!

(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")

"Well, I just climb up to them."

by Joe Brown, English rock climber




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Ofcourse, the only reason to use a klemheist knot is poor credit . Join the 20 century at least, man!
All you young whipper snappers using all that new-fangled stuff ought to learn how it used to be done. You never know when that may be all you have!

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