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I purchased an ATN MastClimber (lightly used) about a year ago, but I haven't mustered up the courage to try it yet. But I've studied this video a lot (a lot!). Does anyone have experience using one?
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Re: ATN MastClimber

Mast climbing - YouTube

Then there is this guy. Show off.
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Re: ATN MastClimber

I tried it last year. just could not do it! Gave up. It was hilarious trying too.
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Works fine. Make sure the anchor line is taught.
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Re: ATN MastClimber

I have a similar setup made from rock climbing gear .... been up the mast a couple of times ... I'm 60 and not the most physically fit guy .. make sure the climbing line is tight and the climbing line goes through the middle of the foot stirrups. Mast is 53 feet
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Re: ATN MastClimber

Yes, bought one last season and used it to replace broken VHF antennae. Wasn't as fast as depicted in video, but I did manage to make my way up and down successfully.
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Re: ATN MastClimber

I have used mine for 5 years. Oh, and I'm 65. Don't speed up the mast but I prefer it to getting cranked up. Consider it part of my "glad I bought it" equipment.

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Re: ATN MastClimber

I climb my mast using 2 Petzl ascenders, 1 attached to my west marine bosuns chair and
the other to rock climbers foot straps. I secure the halyard tight to the boom vang fitting then go up and down quite quickly and comfortably. The climbing equipment looked better built than the ATN equipment I compared it to back when I assembled this and it was cheaper.

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Re: ATN MastClimber

This rascal works great! You DO have to have some physical dexterity.
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