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Valdotain Tresse VT pulley set up. Photo's

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I'm getting to my wits end with the vt despite having heaps of help on the forum. I get it for branch walking and one handed self tending friction hitch and in that respect it's great. What I don't get is using it whilst ascending. It just doesn't advance right without someone pulling the rope through at the bottom. I was told the vt stays about waist height and the rope feeds itself through.

 

What I'd REALLY REALLY appreciate is some photo's of the vt IN ACTION: i.e. clipped on harness pre ascent and mid ascent. I don't wanna be beaten but I'm getting close to going back to my old Blake's hitch and to never return to vt world again. At the moment I'm using an isc fixed cheek pulley with 1.5M of 8mm aramide tied off with single fishermans onto crab.

 

Go on make my Christmas. Please

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where is the problem?

 

pull the tail of your rope upwards from below the pulley. it does the rest itself.

:dito:

 

I tend to pull down with my right hand above the hitch and push up with my left on the tail below the pulley.

 

 

For long ascents I use a sling between the pulley and harness, thats with a hitchclimber though.

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1.5m seems like a hell of a long cord for a VT. im sure someone on here in the how long is yours thread was using half that!

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1.5 is perfect really. If your buying by the meter then 3m make two. You only actually need 1.3-1.4m ish but then you still need to buy 3 meters for two lengths.

 

LOng tails on fishermans knots is a good thing.

 

As long as its NOT 1.5 meters after you've tied the fishermans!

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1.5 is perfect really. If your buying by the meter then 3m make two. You only actually need 1.3-1.4m ish but then you still need to buy 3 meters for two lengths.

 

LOng tails on fishermans knots is a good thing.

 

As long as its NOT 1.5 meters after you've tied the fishermans!

i find long tails just get in the way and look untidy

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i find long tails just get in the way and look untidy

 

are you bragging or complaining

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