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does anyone climb useing a shunt

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cheers chris and i was very glad to see most of the issues covered have been resolved by how i now use the shunt set up

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I use a shunt for my adjuster on my lanyard.

 

Fix onto side D with two maillons to make a kind of universal joint affair.

 

In this way it always sits level in use no matter what angle you work at and the harder you lean back, the more it bites.

 

You can cinch up to very small stems if need be, right up to the attachment point.

 

It never slips and can be shortened under load by pulling on the free end.

 

Best of all, it can easily be lengthened whilst under load with just a little squeeze and is very predictable.

 

I like it. :001_smile:

 

I'll see if I can find a picture.

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I have had a go footlocking with a shunt on a double line and also set it up as an ascender for a RADs system with my cinch. It works in both these applications especially in the RADS setup. I have never used it at work.

 

I dont think its really designed to add any friction on descent. Are you using it to descend free hanging ropes or just for branch walking ?

 

Do you have to add a friction device below the shunt ?

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