Custom DRT technique documentation

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15 years 1 week ago - 15 years 1 week ago #133748 by moss
I've had a few requests for details on how I configure my closed split tail system for DRT climbing. The system takes advantage of the soft legstrap D on a New Tribe Tengu harness:
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Disclaimer: This is an advanced climbing system designed specifically for the Tengu harness. You should have complete mastery of a traditional Blakes Hitch DRT climbing system before configuring this type of system. Seek qualified instruction to learn the basics. Practice all new technique low and slow.
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15 years 1 week ago #133752 by Baker
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Very nice, Moss. Is the descent the same as with a Blake's or B53 DRT system?

I'd also be interested to see your camera rigging for the up line!

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15 years 1 week ago #133753 by canopyboy
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Very nice. What exactly are you doing with your left foot though? You have the pantin on the right, but looks like you're footlocking with the left or something? You're able to use both legs to go up that way? Thanks.

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15 years 1 week ago #133755 by moss
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Baker wrote:

Very nice, Moss. Is the descent the same as with a Blake's or B53 DRT system?

I'd also be interested to see your camera rigging for the up line!


Descent technique is the same as on a B53. The only difference is you can go faster if you want because the hitch rides the rope with less friction than a Blake's. The cover on the Beeline hitch cord has heat resistant material woven in with polyester which also improves descent performance.

I mounted a mini ballhead on a short length of flat aluminum stock which is taped to a CMI ascender. The ascender is positioned on the standing end of the rope. I'll post photos.
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15 years 1 week ago - 15 years 1 week ago #133756 by moss
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canopyboy wrote:

Very nice. What exactly are you doing with your left foot though? You have the pantin on the right, but looks like you're footlocking with the left or something? You're able to use both legs to go up that way? Thanks.


Glad you like it. My left foot is locking the tail with a \"loop footlock\". It's a great technique on its own, with a Pantin on the right foot it becomes a hands free two-footed footlock.

I use the technique DRT and for a minimal SRT system.

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