The Rigging Rope Wrench takes Kevin Bingham's original Rope Wrench concept for adding midline friction - and turns it on its head. This allows the climber to control the load, from the treetop. The RRW (Rigging Rope Wrench) applies friction to a lowering line while anchored at the top of the tree. This means that not only is the device controllable from the ground, but the line can also be passed to the climber in the treetop, should they need to take control.
Giving control to the climber is useful when working in smaller crews, or when the grounds-person is struggling to control the lowered section and the end of the line at the same time. With the RRW the climber can control the rope, leaving the grounds-person's hands free to control the lowered section.
From their position in the treetop, the climber can also use the device to suspend the weight of the section, allowing the grounds person to easily guide the section clear of the working area, without the need to lift or drag the full weight of the section. In the event of needing to lift a section up over an obstacle, or apply upwards tension, the RRW will disengage, removing the applied friction to allow a smooth haul up.
The Rigging Rope Wrench has been optimized for 13mm (1/2") rope, making it the ultimate lightweight rigging kit, when teamed with hollow braid slings.
This KP-290 has a MAX 70kg (154 lb) load