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Now with more versatility and friendlier features.
The Wild Country Ropeman MK2 Gold Ascender accommodates smaller ropes favored by alpinists and big-wall climbers. Apart from ascending, use it as a prusik or pulley for hauling loads or self-rescue in emergency situations. The stainless cam allows a more complex design that's much easier on climbing ropes.
- Hot forged ascender
- Stainless cam
- 8-13mm ropes
- Item #WDC000Q
- Q & A
I just got a ropeman and I've only used it to top rope solo.
I use a micro traxion as my primary device and i think that the ropeman is a terrific secondary device - it is super compact, lightweight, takes a wide range of rope diameters and is more affordable than most other comparable devices.
Been using these for ascending ropes now for 4 years. They are small and grabs my rope excellent. I used them on 8.0 mm to 9.2 static. Once you get the hang of it, you can attach them with one hand, they have never slipped once, although depending on how much you use them I'd recommend replacing every couple of years. Many uses other than ascending.
This is the exact setup I use.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
A nice compact, light ascending setup.
have you used this for a running belay for solo toprope?
I have the MK1 ropeman and use it for TR solo belays. It works just fine, but is a little clumsy to attach/detach from the rope, and doesn't slide as well as a Micro Traxion.
Let me know if you have any other questions!