I'd like to be able to go up rigs
on my own. I'm not a fan of carrying 200'+ of rope in a 4:1 tackle. What are your thoughts for hoisting a dedicated climbing line
and using 2 ascenders? Looks like the ascenders are around $60 ea. plus the line
, which I have no idea which kind to buy. My current method involves me tied into a climbing harness
and having someone below help grind while I climb.
I like the dedicated climbing line
b/c it will work better with the ascenders instead of stripped dyneema or 1/4" halyards on different boats.
Also, can I use that same climbing rope with a figure 8 and lower myself that way? Instead of having to slowly come back down with the ascenders?
And to the OP, I once was stuck up my own rig
for a while when the person below got a bad override on the winch
. Now I carry a knife and a tether to transfer the load if need be.