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Sit-Stand (Texas Kick) Rope Climbing System

posted Mar 2, 2013, 1:53 AM by Ken Buscho   [ updated Feb 13, 2014, 9:50 PM ]
There are many ways to climb a rope, but this is one of the most basic.  Watch the video below to see how it looks. This is from a series on tree climbing from Cornell University, and there are lots of arborist tricks that we can use in SAR. Watch the method at the beginning to see what it looks like.  They are using some standard hardware that we won't be using, our system looks like what you 

Sit-Stand/Texas Kick Rope Climbing

see starting at about 4:30 with carabiners and prusiks.  The system you see here is brute force, with no mechanical advantage.  With our hardware, we can convert this into a 2:1 or 3:1 system, and make the climb easier.