Microcender as primary ascender

There is always the risk that unintentional slack will form in the system during climbing, which will lead to a higher-force fall and the primary toothed-ascender damaging the rope. Why not just have the microcender as the primary piece? What is the downside of using a cam-loaded ascender for primary? I commonly use and am very comfortable with my back-up of clipping into a separate rope with knots. Therefore, the problem of having a microcender as primary and secondary belay, thus ruining safety redundancy, is not an issue here. thanks, I welcome any advice


The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <hr> <br> <img> <object> <embed> <h1> <h2> <h3> <h4> <h5> <h6> <p> <span> <b> <i> <u>

More information about formatting options