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Ropeman MK2F Ascender
The Wild Country Ropeman MK2F 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
- Claimed Weight
- Recommended Use
- big walls, ascending, self rescue, prussiking, pulleys
- Manufacturer Warranty
What do you think about this product?
December 21, 2018
Excellent rope solo piece
- I've put it through the wringer
I use this device primarily for rope solo. I’ve been using it on a 9.9mm dynamic rope and it glides and catches great. I previously used it on a much older rope with a LOT of stretch and it still held when the rope got to its thinnest (I weigh almost 200lbs and that particular rope got super thin on my weight) I would not recommend working projects with this device as the teeth are very aggressive and could easily damage the rope with repeated falls. I just ordered a static rope to start using to spare my dynamic rope for sport and trad. Also unweighting this device after a fall on a dynamic rope can be a bit of a task. I use it as my primary for laps on routes I know are well within my abilities and new routes just under my pushing level so I don’t fall too much on the rope. I would recommend a slight extension if you’re doing a route that requires any downward motion to avoid having to adjust the ascender or sitting on the rope - maybe just a short dog bone. Overall this has allowed me to climb far more than I could when relying on partners and it has never dropped me or gotten distracted by a dog on the trail.
March 2, 2018
I just got a ropeman and I've only used it to top rope solo.
June 5, 2017
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.
April 13, 2016
This is the exact setup I use.
- I've used it several times
A nice compact, light ascending setup.
May 14, 2015
have you used this for a running belay for solo toprope?
May 15, 2015
Hey! 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! Ben email@example.com 801-746-7564