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Re: Climbing mast using Prussik
For those of us who are not 20 or 30 or 40 or 50 something anymore, it is amazing how fatiguing climbing a mast can be. Any system has to allow one to just dangle and rest and should not excessively use just one muscle group. The bike tube thing uses only one leg and would exhaust me at the spreaders. Notice he did not video that part. I have only used the ATN and even with it, I was exhausted going all the way up and had to rest several times going up and descending. Also, I used a Prussic for a safety line on the other halyard and it seemed to work well, but just Prussics? Don't think so.