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For long enough i used my self made  system.

I’m using the original PulleySaver now , but the self made one with the stiffer loop made a more reliable retrieval

 

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Been a while since I caught up on this chaps, but thank you each for your contributions.

It did occur to me that I can double wrap the cambium saver round a stem, but I appreciate this is not retrievable. This also does not provide a solution to having a secondary point of attachment when spiking on a stem.

I agree that ideally a multi saver/pulley saver/ art rope guide would be best as they are built for purpose. Seems simple having one device for an anchor point and also then a secondary point of attachment when spiking on a stem. If I splash out on one of these three, I want to be sure I've chosen the right one.

The three pictures included show 3 different configurations that I have come up with...starting off with a prussik and climbs line choked round the stem, then a sown sling choked round the stem, and then improving this by instead using a short piece of rope choked round the stem with a fisherman's, a prussik with the pulley and climbing system. Quite a long system though.

I would be really interested to get as many viewpoints as possible on these three configurations. Would any of you chaps use any of them? I appreciate a mallion would be better on the pulleyIMG-20190406-WA0004.jpegIMG_20190406_173125.jpegIMG_20190406_173015.jpeg

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First pictute for me,simple setup.

I would replace the 3way biner with a dmm quad lock biner cause ive seen triple locks open by rubbing against a branch so a 4 way lock would give me the extra peice of mind.

Keep it simple

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Would I use them? No, I don't regret the money I spent on the multisaver.

Apart from the carabiner, there is a risk of the prussic slipping so I would at least put a figure 8 on the tail. Multisaver covers this with second ring.

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Personally I’d suggest just biting the bullet and buying the Art Rope Guide. It seems expensive and when I brought it I was questioning myself is it worth it? But after using it for last year I couldn’t be without, makes working spars a whole lot easier and safer in my eyes

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I spliced my own. Can have them any length you like then!

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The first pic doesn't allow for descending on a pole, and the other two result on a remote carabiner near the stem for an anchor point, and aren't retrievable. Three shit options in my opinion.

 

The rope guide is the best option available, and at under £200 will easily last 5 years if looked after. That's less than as pound per week for a safe efficient cambium saver that's reliable. It's not even a difficult choice. 

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