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I was wondering if anyone has a DMM Captain Hook Kit or has used one...  is it is worth the money... It looks a good bit of kit....

But with the two rope rule now in place is it more of a problem to effectively use?

What length of rope comes with the kit option?


I am interested in peoples views.....


 

 

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I have a Captain hook which I spliced 16m of 8mm Sirius on to. It's lighter and packs down smaller than that setup. It's definitely not something I use often, but where there's traversing between trees or mega spready trees it's really useful.

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Depends on the work you generally undertaking? Are you regularly making long traverses within a tree or between trees?

Mine has been 1 of the best climbing equipment purchases I have made in recent years, although I dont have the kit. I use mine on the end of my climbing line.

Id say regardless of the 2 rope debacle itll still be a usefull tool if your type of work warrants it. 

 

 

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Brilliant tool- I tie to the tail of my climbing line and use a prussic- or on to my lanyard - it will be cheaper and less clumbersome  if you just buy the hook, not the kit so may get more use? 
I use mine for snapping off remote dead wood, going between 2 big stems of a big tree or throw out to the end of a long limb for a bit more stability, I did start a thread a few years ago about them, a micro pulley is useful as it means you can use your foot ascender for more turbo power!

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I've used a micro traxion on mine for years and find that a really clean and easy setup. Dabbled with a prussik and pulley but went back to the traxion in the end.

If you're doing big traversing then having it on a separate line is a good idea in case it gets caught on something you don't want to use. At least you can ditch it and get there another way. 

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Prefer the epell hook,Dmm shank is not wide enough I felt and can not close the shank to stop snagging ... although the dmm does feel crafted and weighted beautifully it just didn’t tick the boxes when actually using it.

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Send up 'The Hook'!

 I love it!

 With added Petzl micrograb.

This was me, Wednesday, skylarking between 2 Ent like horse chesnuts.

About €120 more in France than UK though.

I used to use a homemade grappling hook but realise now that too many hooks spoil the cross...ing.

That one was forever getting stuck or damaging bark.

Mrs Lee frowned when she saw it appear on the invoice but soon smiled and laughed at my first ungainly transfer between snaggly pines.

   Stuart

 

 

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