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On 27/10/2018 at 22:17, tree-fancier123 said:

this to me is one of the hardest things climbing back up through, but with SRT  and a retrievable re-direct placed above the crotch you're dropping through, some climbers seem to put the tail of the rope over and descend through the crotch on a loop, Dan Curtis had a good method (from back in 2014, bound to be several others around by now)

https://www.facebook.com/dan.curtis.50309/videos/238027773045433/

 

have you tried this technique? i tried it (once so far) and i couldnt get it to pull back down to me for love nor money! i think maybe the ring was too large a diameter and the krab seemed to lock the rope.

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15 hours ago, carlos said:

have you tried this technique? i tried it (once so far) and i couldnt get it to pull back down to me for love nor money! i think maybe the ring was too large a diameter and the krab seemed to lock the rope.

No - I used the method you described with a sling and a krab at the fork, much better than climbing back through if it's tight, but obviously you have to climb back up to it.

Giorgio Fiori must have had the same difficulties as you

(From his youtube)

'To make it work well, you must use a small ring ( the inner diameter of the hole is 34 mm ) and the lanyard linking the little carabiner must be as short as possible. I took Dan Curtis' idea and I made a little modification: I added a little rope to the little carabiner and I linked the little carabiner in a different way, so the ring doesn't turn behind the branch, but it releases the rope earlier.'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZxbkJ9aeF0

 

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hi thanks for the reply, im pretty sure its down to ring size so iam going to get a few different sizes and have a play, thats the trouble with all these vids they never show you it jamming or getting it stuck! my effort the other day would of made a good fail.

on the plus side i did use a couple of other shultz effect tips to good effect.

thanks carl.

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