Wild Country Ropeman MK 2
92 g / 3.25 oz
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Lighter than ever, the Ropeman 2 Ascender from Wild Country has hot forged side plates for a streamlined shape and a better feel on the rope. A handy tool in variety of situation, the it handles ropes down to 8mm and has a stainless steel cam that grabs ropes securely, even in icy conditions.
- Mountain Gear
Smoother in the hand, and a touch lighter the revamped Ropeman 1 now comes with hot forged sideplates that help to optimize the fit and function across a broader range of karabiners. This original but revamped Ropeman is the lightest of the three, has an aluminium cam and is designed for ropes over 10mm in diameter.The Ropeman 1 was the brainchild of a climber and designer who had presented other good ideas to Wild Country before and when we saw this it was pretty obvious this was the real deal and would be a big hit. And so it proved. The initial success of the Ropeman 1 was that it was really the first device to challenge people to carry more than simply two bits of rope to make `prussiks? for emergency rescue. This was due to its small size and light weight, and it?s easy to see why when two of them could be carried discreetly for less weight than some quickdraws. However, the big leap for the Ropeman proved to be when guides and other climbers picked it up as having many more uses than it was initially thought and it became an essential mountain tool for a range of activities, not only was it being carried to replace `prussiks? as a rescue tool but guides were using in combination with magic plates and on bolt belays to protect clients as well as a host of other activities.A great all round tool the Ropeman 1 is a classic and a bestseller and still the lightest of the three Ropeman we make.
Description of Wild Country Ropeman 2 A best seller from day one the Ropeman 1 and 2 have become the ubiquitous tools for a wide range of mountaineering and cragging activities. From prussiking to pulleys and mouflage the list of uses and adaptations for these small but perfectly formed devices goes on and on.However its incredibly important to understand a little more about them and their strengths and weaknesses to appreciate which one you should buy for your chosen activity.So this is where the Ropeman Mk2 came in. With a stainless steel cam that allowed a more complicated and more aggressive looking but ultimately more rope friendly design the Ropeman Mk2 was the solution to Wild Countrys sleepless nights as it could be used on ropes down to 8.5mm. This meant for many of the Alpine activities it was adopted for it was a much safer alternative and with the pair of them available customers had a choice. Thus the bottom line and the most reliable piece of safety advice is to follow the simple rule that the Ropeman Mk1 is for single ropes only while the Ropeman Mk2 will cover both half ropes and single ropes. Please make sure if you are purchasing a Ropeman Mk1 or Mk2 that you fully read the instructions and make sure that the use suits the device you have bought. And please remember if you are adapting it for other uses that may not be fully recommended you are fully aware of the risks inherent for you or your partner.FeaturesWeight 85 3.00Rope Diameters 8.5 11Axle Strength 15kn
- US Outdoor Store
The Ropeman Mark II by Wild Country is just as compact and nearly as lightweight as the original, however the durability and the ability to function on a broader range of rope diameters is available due to the new stainless steel cam.