Occasional rope climbing with the I'D
The I'D can be used to ascend, for precise positioning or a short rope ascent.
- Carefully read the Instructions for Use used in this technical advice before consulting the advice itself. You must have already read and understood the information in the Instructions for Use to be able to understand this supplementary information.
- Mastering these techniques requires specific training. Work with a professional to confirm your ability to perform these techniques safely and independently before attempting them unsupervised.
- We provide examples of techniques related to your activity. There may be others that we do not describe here.
When the handle is in "descent" mode, the rope slides freely in the up direction. The user need only move upward and take up slack as they go to stay in tension on the rope.
Warning: when the handle is in "descent" mode, the user must continuously hold the brake side of the rope.
Install a rope clamp and footloop on the rope above the I'D. Stand in the footloop to unweight the I'D while simultaneously pulling the brake side of the rope. Smoothly transfer your weight to the I'D, move the footloop up and repeat the maneuver.
With directional point on the rope clamp:
Install a rope clamp and footloop on the rope above the I'D. Pass the brake side of the ID's rope through a directional point on the rope clamp (carabiner or pulley). Pull on their rope to haul yourself while simultaneously standing in the footloop. Climbing effort is reduced but progress per cycle is less than with the simple technique.