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."