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Did you get the Top Climber or Mast Climber? The Top Climber hasn't been made for a number of years.

I have the Mast Climber and it works really well. Just practice a bit going up and down the lower 10' of the mast to get used to how it works. It took me a while to figure out how far to descend per step when coming down.

You should have someone tailing you on a backup halyard for safety.
 

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I bought Top Climber.

Bosun Chairs by Topclimber : Distributors

Back up lines on halyards for safety .. absolutely.. I did notice some correspondence on safety and features, but it looks to be well made to climbing standards but with all the maintenance checks you would would do with climbing gear still withstanding.
Interesting. In the US that used to be sold by ATN. They then improved it and made the ATN Mast Climber, but I guess the Top Climber is still sold overseas.

They both work effectively the same way, the Mast Climber just allows you to climb your halyard directly while the Top Climber has you pull a climbing line up the mast first. The ascender design is a little different.

Here is the Mast Climber info:
ATN Mastclimber | Single Handed Bosun Chair | Climbing the Mast

I like my Mast Climber quite a bit. The kit was expensive, but it works well and was easier than getting enough climbing expertise to learn how to assemble standard climbing gear to do the same thing.
 
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