The Ropeman 1, an ascender by design, is commonly used in saddle hunting where it functions as a mechanical prusik. The prusik is a friction hitch or knot used to attach a loop of accessory cord to a rope and is used in various climbing applications. When weighted, the hitch cinches to the rope securing the climber in a stable position. Repositioning of the hitch requires the use of both hands and can only be achieved while unweighted. In saddle hunting the prusik is an integral component of the whole system. It is used from the ground, at hunting height and back to the ground. When used on a lineman’s rope or tree tether, the mechanical nature of the Ropeman 1 makes climbing and tether operations safer and easier by offering one handed adjustment capability while weighted or unweighted. For operating instructions please click on the button below and see the illustrations provided below.