Friday, February 16, 2007

Atlas Rope Ascender, zoom up a rope at 10 feet a second!

As an avid rock climber, I always have a soft spot for ascenders. This one is just too cool. The thing weighs 20 lbs, and is about backpack sized.

"Atlas Devices’ Rope Ascender is a remarkable new tool that enables "reverse rappelling" up buildings and other vertical surfaces at unprecedented speeds. The device, which is the size of a hand-held power tool, can lift a 250-pound load more than 600 feet into the air at nearly 10 ft/sec, all on a single battery charge."

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