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Old 03-08-12   #1 (permalink)
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MA climbing systems.

Hi

Is it possible install a mechanical advantage climbing system from the ground? Or set up a standard system using a hitch climber or some other gismo to give a mechanical advantage.
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Re: MA climbing systems.

RADS is a single-line mechanical climbing system, if that's the kind of thing you're on about. It's set from the ground once you've got your line in the tree and uses a Gri-Gri, hand ascender and a micro-pulley. You can descend on this system too, although it is a faff.
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Re: MA climbing systems.

I was thinking installing something like a CE lanyard in the hauling mode from the ground.
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Re: MA climbing systems.

I've been playing about with the RADS system lately . Very simple to install , quick and easy to ascend , great fun descending on the gri gri . Can use the gri gri from the ground for aerial rescue also . As HA says there is a bit of flamphing around involved though .
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Re: MA climbing systems.

Sorry what is RADS?
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Sorry what is RADS?
Its just an srt system of climbing where it is possible to ascend and descend with minimum of fuss and effort using the equipment HA has described . Check out the ' Victorian Tree Industry Organisation ' website and youtube for more detailed info .
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Re: MA climbing systems.

Rads - did you say quick to ascend?????
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Rads - did you say quick to ascend?????
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Rads - did you say quick to ascend?????
Why the question mark ? You know i said it . Please enlighten me . cheers
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