Author Topic: DMM Revolver karabiner for SRT  (Read 339 times)

Offline David Rose

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DMM Revolver karabiner for SRT
« on: June 14, 2018, 10:28:32 am »
Yesterday I enjoyed an outing with some chums to Long Kin West, which has a 90m entrance pitch, the top half strenuous and free-hanging away from any walls. One of our number, Frank Pearson, shot up it using a DMM Revolver krab attached to a sling, which in turn was attached to his harness centre fixing. He had it going from there up and round his back so the krab sat on his left shoulder.

This system seems to keep one held into the rope so it's less strenuous to climb a big pitch.

I wonder if others have had experience with this method, or had any tips for its use. Does it work with the standard frog technique, or only if you "ropewalk" with a Pantin or something similar?

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Re: DMM Revolver karabiner for SRT
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2018, 10:51:33 am »
I tried attaching a small pulley to my Garma central carabiner last year in order to improve the vertical axis, but it didn't really work as it was still too slack to make much difference, but I am going to spend a bit more time trying to get something to work. I find that using the left hand quite high on the rope and violently pulling it towards me as I step up on the Pantin makes a big difference, as it's higher than anything I could attach to my harness, but it can get quite tiring. I generally ropewalk up walls, but if I'm free-hanging tend to revert to frog, especially on long pitches. I would prefer to ropewalk all the time, so always keen to see any others' attempts.

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Re: DMM Revolver karabiner for SRT
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2018, 03:44:50 pm »
interesting idea. I doubt it would work well on muddy ropes and you would spend a lot of money on revolvers after they got shagged. I think you would have to maintain a very steady pace to stop the krab from being pulled back over your shoulder though. Was frank rope walking?
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Re: DMM Revolver karabiner for SRT
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2018, 03:53:53 pm »
Takling ropewalking steps with Pantin and footloop jammer, yes, I think so.