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A handy tool for your climbing trip.
- Item #MAM0440
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Picked tis up for my daughter. I have her outfited with a chest harness along with her seat harness. This runner holds the two in unison and aligns her atc very well. The only down side, it's a little bulky to have on a rack full of trad.
This is more useful than I expected. Very secure and functional. I'd put it on my "must take" equipment short list.
This sling is great if you are going to do a series of rappels. The middle loop is designed for your belay/ rappel device to be extended for rappels - it then allows you to back up your rap with a prusik or other safety knot that can in turn be clipped directly to the belay loop on your harness. I love it for long multi-pitch routes with equally long rappel routes - like the many multi-pitch sport routes in Europe. For shorter climbs and climbs that don't require rappels I usually leave it at home.
Thanks Grouch. I got 1 to try out. Thinking...
Thanks Grouch. I got 1 to try out. Thinking might be simpler for a kid to learn to attach to bomber anchors consistently. I assume there will be instructions when I get it!?
There generally is a little booklet that comes with the slings warning about death and injury and not being able to sue and the company not being responsible for you doing anything stupid or inappropriate with it, but generally, there are not instructions on how to use it. Perhaps on mammut's website, or in a good instructional book, such as Freedom of the Hills or How to Build an Anchor.
Mammut the same item in blue which I wrote a review for before but I now can't find it. If you're looking for directions on how to use it I know there is similar questions and discussions on the reviews for it. I own the blue one and though it took some getting used to, I love it as a personal anchor and for raps. It's almost always attached to me with a locker on the end. I girth hitch it through my harness where my belay loop passes through, not to my actual belay loop.
I can't seem to find any video or illustration...
I can't seem to find any video or illustration on how to properly use this even on Mammut's own Website. Seem like a great idea but how do you use it properly?
Picture instructions with item are good. Girth hitch to main harness loop then clip in to master anchor with either of 2 loops. I guess I don't get why most illustrations show folks using their ATC as much as 12-18" out in front of them. Kids need the device as close to waist as possible otherwise rope(s) too heavy. Anyway - I like the sling for convenience. Ordering 2 more so all in group doing things exact same way.
Is there any instructions anywhere on how...
Is there any instructions anywhere on how to use it ?
So I haven't USED one in person but I had something like this BITD. You Girth Hitch the largest loop to your harness ala a P.A.S. or Chain Reactor. So this is just a guess.
For Belay, the smaller loop on the other end is clipped into your anchor "power point" or what have you. You then use the middle, smallest loop to belay off of using a guide style/ auto BLOCK belay device (ATC Guide, Reverso 3 etc etc) or GriGri.