Petzl Shunt.

Hello everyone. I,m an Irata trained level 1 from The Netherlands. Trained with ASAP and Shunt. After not working so much in Irata i decided to go up in the trees using the Irata techniques. Seeing other treeclimbers going up on one rope and using a prussik knot, installing an extra flipline around the worksite while sawing of a branch, i thought why climbing with one rope after you,ve done Irata?? I climb with two ropes now, walking up the tree and using two shunts instead of one prussik knot and one rope. I use the shunts as assenders and to possition myself at the worksite. Comming down i change over to a Petzl Stop on one of the lines and the other stays on Shunt. (A Prussik knot will wear and burn through after so many runs downwards). Finally, i will cut of the little Knot at the end of the little string attached to my Shunts. Thank you for this Safetyflash. Its very worthwhile reading it. Yours Sincerely. Ron Spanjer.


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