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PulleySaver Vs FimbleClimb

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Hi, I’m new to climbing (3 months in) and new a new member here, although I’ve been lurking for a while.

 

I’m looking to get some kind of friction saver and have narrowed it down to either a pulley saver or a fimble climb.

 

I’m climbing ddrt right now with a hitch climber and want something mainly for pole work. A device to wrap around the pole so i can lower myself down on my main line, retrieve it, tie in, cut a log off and repeat.

 

What would you recommend and why? It’s mainly for pole work but it would be used for dismantling big hard woods also.

 

Cheers

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Hi, hope you are enjoying being a climber!

 

For what you describe ie pole dismantling I just use my rope around the tree and a flipline, just work them both down the stem ,then chog the next section down and repeat until it can be felled. Maybe I misunderstood what you mean.

 

The pulley saver is good for ascent or moving round the canopy, i've never heard of a fimble saver. Generally I just use a cambium saver for ddrt/mrt or if its a big tree SRT.

 

jan.

 

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Art Rope guide works really well for choking around a flush stem for pole work.

Would advise you though to get use to spiking up and down the tree with your weight being in you lanyard/ flip line rather than always having a higher anchor point. It’s a valuable skill which takes a bit of getting use to especially on leaning/ skinny trees but ultimately it will make you a better and more efficient climber

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I also climb with a hitchclimber, and my suggestion would be a multisaver, which is the three ring version, rather than pulley.

Having a little bit of friction at the top is not all bad, as it takes some load off the friction hitch when descending and so helps reduce tendency to bind up. I think a pulley is ok on mechanical device eg zigzag but I've never been won over when trying them out.

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Hi, hope you are enjoying being a climber!
 
For what you describe ie pole dismantling I just use my rope around the tree and a flipline, just work them both down the stem ,then chog the next section down and repeat until it can be felled. Maybe I misunderstood what you mean.
 
The pulley saver is good for ascent or moving round the canopy, i've never heard of a fimble saver. Generally I just use a cambium saver for ddrt/mrt or if its a big tree SRT.
 
jan.
 

Thanks for the reply, I am enjoying it yes. I do live in Scotland though climbing in the rain and snow is the only thing I’ve not liked about it so far!

Heres a pic of the fimble saver
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Art Rope guide works really well for choking around a flush stem for pole work.

Would advise you though to get use to spiking up and down the tree with your weight being in you lanyard/ flip line rather than always having a higher anchor point. It’s a valuable skill which takes a bit of getting use to especially on leaning/ skinny trees but ultimately it will make you a better and more efficient climber

Hi Townsend

Yeah I completely agree with getting used to spiking up and down, which I am doing and slowly getting used to. I was taught to really stab my gaffs into the tree but after gaffing out a few times I’ve found just gently walking up to be a better option for me.

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I also climb with a hitchclimber, and my suggestion would be a multisaver, which is the three ring version, rather than pulley.

Having a little bit of friction at the top is not all bad, as it takes some load off the friction hitch when descending and so helps reduce tendency to bind up. I think a pulley is ok on mechanical device eg zigzag but I've never been won over when trying them out.

Hey Dan,
The multisaver was what I was originally going to order. But after a google search I found a majority preferring the fimble climb to the multisaver? Then I found the pulley saver which added another option and drove me to make this post.

I get what you are saying about friction though so maybe the pulley saver is not the best option.

On a side note I did get a chance to use a zigzag on srt all day for a dismantle this week and quite liked it so I may buy one at some point!

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If you’ve got a pull rope on the stem quickest way down would be on a figure of eight, but spiking down is good practice sometimes good to go out your comfort zone. Nice to hear your enjoying it, good luck buddy.

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