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Hi guys just a couple of questions which I'd appreciate some help with.

 

1. )I am fairly new to climbing, currently using a zig zag to climb with, and a cambium saver on my anchor point...can anyone advise on a better method of anchorage? As I am limited with my cambium saver to unions, and I need to be able to anchor to a vertical stem, like a Pollard for example.

 

2.) What sort of secondary attachment point are people using when spiking? I currently have my wire core flip line, but I need a means of securing my climbing line to the stem just underneath the flip line, so I can rapidly descend if necessary. Perhaps the answer for this is the same as my first question?

 

Thanks in advance

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If your feeling flush https://www.gustharts.com/climbing-equipment-c1/art-devices-spares-c13/ropeguide-spares-c17/art-ropeguide-2010-with-cocoon-pulley-p77

If not just choke your rope round the tree on a bowline. Personally I just have my rope round the stem below my flip line in the normal way, between that and the flip line you'll not gaff out too far, but not ideal to decent on unless there is a wee peg or something.

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Couldn’t live without my rope guide. The best you are going to get friction wise unless you go SRT.

It’s also great at choking around stems rather than having to go through unions. Makes negatively rigging a lot easier having an anchor point to set up the pulleys and lines. Being able to choke on to stems so easy it makes it easy to retrieve, Even when working a tree that I’m reducing I often choke the rope guide rather than going other forks

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1 minute ago, TTownsend said:

I often choke the rope guide rather than going other forks

I do as they state you can’t get them stuck, I disagree 😂

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Couldn’t live without my rope guide. The best you are going to get friction wise unless you go SRT.

It’s also great at choking around stems rather than having to go through unions. Makes negatively rigging a lot easier having an anchor point to set up the pulleys and lines. Being able to choke on to stems so easy it makes it easy to retrieve, Even when working a tree that I’m reducing I often choke the rope guide rather than going other forks

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I do as they state you can’t get them stuck, I disagree


Don’t get me wrong I’ve had it stuck a few times generally it’s easy going retrieving, just avoid tight forks

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Thanks for the answers so far guys.
I'll pop a picture on here of an acquaintance using a sling and a pulley.
Your thoughts much appreciated. Is this safe? Why don't more people do it?IMG-20190123-WA0000.jpeg

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Used to do that all the time before getting a pulleysaver, main drawback is its not retreivable. Some don't like a crab being used singly as it could open by rubbing without being noticed, could use a maillon instead.

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As above pulleysaver. Its cheaper than the art ropeguide,its retrievable and can be used on a stem if your going down for lunch and coming back up.

When spiking a pole i usually choker a biner onto my rope around the stem,remember its only there to catch you if you gaff out.

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