Mammut RescYou Crevasse Rescue Device?

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Re: Mammut RescYou Crevasse Rescue Device?

Postby yedi » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:42 am

Thanks for the responses! lists the weight as 400g, which is right around 14 ounces. No idea how accurate that is. I guess if you carried it, you could leave one locker, a pulley, and dedicated prusik cords (I'm thinking of the specific chest and foot prusik cords that FOTH teaches for ascending), which would save a little weight, although I'd probably continue to bring my pulley since I'm neurotic and wouldn't feel comfortable without it.

ETA: Brian, that's a great video. I really like the idea of using a Revolver instead of a second pulley.
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Re: Mammut RescYou Crevasse Rescue Device?

Postby Hacksaw » Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:14 pm

I have a Rescueyou. I like it a lot, since its lighter then my older Jumar set-up. Its quick and easy to use (i.e., no brainer). And it is so easy to pass a knot through the system. One thing I did do is add a foot loop cord to the t-handle. Since you have it almost prerigged on your harness you really don't feel the weight of it. Plus its compact and ready to deploy.
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Re: Mammut RescYou Crevasse Rescue Device?

Postby Rock-a-Fella » Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:01 pm

IMHO I would not rule this piece out.

How fast can you build a 6:1 up-haul or ascension rig and build it right? Prusik knots don't like wet frozen ropes. Additionally should you have frozen (a la Joe Simpson) fingers or an injured hand / arm it can be rigged and operated with one hand fast & easily or a foot loop as mentioned earlier. It's design is for cold, wet, weather conditions. There are a couple reviews that complain about the absence of a "progress capture". Really? It's right in front of you. Just pull the slack rope through!

For wet frozen rope bite people building their own rigs are going to need 2: Jumar, Traxion, Croll, Tibloc combos or "like" device(s)

That said, I am certain that if I were hanging on a line I could not build a 6:1 rig as fast as I could clip this on! Yes, if you are already carrying enough gear to rig an effective up-haul and can execute the same then you don't need this piece. For those unsure, I would give this another look at a minimum.

My $0.02

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