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Rope Wrench Tether Options/Substitute?

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Hi all,

 

I'm wondering if anyone prefers to use anything other than the standard stiff tether that comes with the Rope Wrench with SRT?

I tried replacing the stiff tether with a short thin webbing sling to have a loose tether instead for more flexibility and a shorter reach, but not sure what to make of the floppy-ness. I really like it being shorter and close to the hitch though!

 

The thing that puts me off of the stiff tether is that I feel it is very cumbersome in denser trees and just gets up getting in the way or getting caught on thin branches.

Interested to hear what others do, and any suggestions

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If you heat shrink your webbing sling it becomes a short stiff tether, works ok then. A floppy one ain’t no good, ask your missis!

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Any one tried those metal notch tethers?
I find the tether length is down to how long you tie your hitch cord but you definitely don’t want it soft for advancing up a rope.

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ISC are bringing out the Squirrel Tether in Feb, a rigid metal tether to be used with the Rope Wrench. You might try a mechanical SRT device - the Akimbo is very compact but comes with some mixed reviews. Or you can buy shorter stiff tethers.

 

I think the realistically though, climbing in dense trees is always crap and frustrating!

 

Maybe you could give the Hitch Hiker a go (if you can find one)? I've never tried one myself, but it looks to have minimal snaggability. It looks like it would be great for open ascents and descents, would be interested to hear from anyone who uses one for working the whole canopy. Also no CE marking or anything so you'd be riding dirty.

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ISC are bringing out the Squirrel Tether in Feb, a rigid metal tether to be used with the Rope Wrench. You might try a mechanical SRT device - the Akimbo is very compact but comes with some mixed reviews. Or you can buy shorter stiff tethers.
 
I think the realistically though, climbing in dense trees is always crap and frustrating!
 
Maybe you could give the Hitch Hiker a go (if you can find one)? I've never tried one myself, but it looks to have minimal snaggability. It looks like it would be great for open ascents and descents, would be interested to hear from anyone who uses one for working the whole canopy. Also no CE marking or anything so you'd be riding dirty.


I used a Hitch Hiker for quite a few years. Bloody brilliant device.
Just tie the hitch cord REALLY snug and it’s perfect all day long.
I still have it in a box actually.
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I used a Hitch Hiker for quite a few years. Bloody brilliant device.
Just tie the hitch cord REALLY snug and it’s perfect all day long.
I still have it in a box actually.


What did you move onto?

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What did you move onto?


I changed to a Bull Dog Bone only because it is much easier to put on and off the rope. That makes a difference for the type of trees I deal with and the way I climb.
My preference is the BDB but I honestly would not say a bad word about the HH.
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