I have been reading some safety threads between this site and ???????? and it has brought some questions to mind on the SRT ascender/descender that I use. Let me explain. . . Instal climbing rope w/ friction saver, tie off at base of tree w/ bowline. Climb free end w/ petzl handled ascender and footpro stirrup attached to center D and as my back up/resting device I use the petzl stop. I've kind of been using the petzl stop for everything. When I ascend I pull the slack through the petzl stop w/ my free hand, then relax and bring my knees up and then stand again. Pulling slack through the stop is not the easiest thing to do but isn't too bad. When I reach my working destination I tie a half hitch lock knot around the petzl stop to avoid creep or slippage and take of my handled ascender. I have been using my petzl stop to move around in the tree in about every aspect. I ascend w/ it, I limb walk w/ it, and I rappel w/ it. I always lock it off when not holding the free end of the rope or moving about, does anyone see dangers/disadvantages to how I climb.
Will you guys please share the methods you use once you reach your tip and are ready to start working. I'm also trying to cut down on the amount of tools that I carry b/c they just get in my way. Thanks for any help! ! !