ok--i just got email from da man. Seen a "ascender" in his pic. So--went to fleabay to look them up. Both gibbs, and petzel. Now tell me tree climbers. which????? And why???
My buddy Ed at work uses one, he loves it.kinda of a derail but anybody doing secured footlock using an ascender?
I didn't like the 2-cammed ascenders. I used one for a while (i think it was called the footlocker) and it was too clunky and it didn't seem to be doing anything that the prusik was doing except being heavier, swinging around on my harness while not in use, and requiring the use of another carabiner.
I like my classic rope footlock prusik, personally.