- Mar 9, 2005
I have been playing around with entering the occasional tree with SRT. Just about every ascent I go up I manage to have the rope come out of the Pantin foot ascender. I have been told to clip a carabiner in the top of my hand ascender to lock the rope in. I have been doing that and it works great. I noticed that the Pantin has a hole that if you put a carabiner into it would hold the rope captive. A carabiner placed in the hold would undoubtedly hurt but it occurred to me that a rubber stopper for a chemistry flask would fit in the hole, painlessly keeping the rope captive in the Pantin. I haven't tried it yet and I need to figure out where to buy a rubber stopper locally. I'd also need a way to tie a string onto the stopper to attach it to the Pantin. Any ideas?