Re: Mast Climbing Safety

Ian Park

Yes a prussic round the mast does work, but you have to get past the spreaders, so you need a second one to swap to as you pass.
A long tape sling is better than rope on the mast. I tend only to use one as a safety back up. Using prussik knots on a halliard is ok but sometimes you have to ease the knot to get it to slide. Ascenders used by climbers and cavers are much easier to use, especially on the way down.

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