The Rope Wrench is a friction device that allows the climber to ascend, descend and work the tree "Single Rope" with a friction hitch. It is not intended for use as primary life support. The wrench has undergone an impressive design evolution since it first appeared in wooden form.
This tool is a simple yet effective tool that assists a climber climbing up and down in Single Rope Technique (SRT). The Rope Wrench works by using leverage to force the rope into an S shape and providing friction for a controlled descent. When engaged, the Rope Wrench acts much like a conventional descent device such as a Figure eight. When not engaged, the Rope Wrench provides no interference with ascending the rope. This allows the climber to work an entire tree using Single Rope Technique.
Please Consider: The Rope Wrench is recommended for tree climbers who have a working knowledge of Single Rope Technique. This means you have received qualified training and have practical experience climbing SRT.
The new version is made of aluminum.
It is lighter and smaller than the original version.
Machined edges and curves are rope friendly and user friendly
The mid-line "Slic" pin is included.
Much slimmer profile.
Easily opens with an allen wrench for tether installation. Just one bolt.
The bottom friction pin features a roller sheave for a smoother ascent and descent.
The upper friction pin includes a larger diameter "slic" pin. This provides more consistent friction and is more rope friendly.
The stiff tether (sold separately) forces the Rope Wrench to quickly engage or disengage.
Rope diameter range (mm)11 - 13mm (7/16 - 1/2")