IJ Ascending System
The IJ Ascending method was developed for with safety and rescue in mind. The system was constructed to implement mechanical advantage for the ability to ascend long distanced with little effort. It was also designed to never compromise safety with the change over from ascending to descending or descending to ascending. If properly used, this system has you safely attached at all times to the rope. With this system some rescuers can ascend short distances with the weight of a victim in tow implementing the mechanical advantage aspect. Rescuers have the ability to switch from ascending to descending in under a minute.
The system consist of.
1 hand Ascender (Right or Left)
1 small Locking Carabiner (Attached to the ascender)
1 small aluminum pulley (Attached to the small carabiner on the ascender)
1 HMS Carabiner attached to your harness
1 duel use auto lock descender top-fed style (attached to the HMS carabiner to your harness)
1 foot ascender right or left
** Some prefer the two hand ascender for the ability to grab with both hands, others do not see the need
** Top-fed descender such as a Singing Rock SIR or an Edelrid Eddy does not twist the rope like most auto lock descenders
** Difference between the SIR and the EDDY is the SIR is for Work/Rescue and the EDDY is for recreational
This system was developed by Israel Partridge and Chris Jenkins
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