How Long Do Your Gloves Last?

Here at Rope and Rescue we’re passionate about providing work-at-height professionals like you with high quality gearĀ for greatĀ prices. This idea guides us as we pick suppliers, but it also guides us when we make our own gear. We carry highly durable Cordura bolt bags, rope bags, rescue packs, and more. The latest addition to our line of work-at-height gear is …

Jacob WallaceHow Long Do Your Gloves Last?

Why You Shouldn’t Use A Handle Ascender As Your Backup Device

You’ve probably heard that you shouldn’t use a handle ascender as your backup device while rappelling or doing other rope access. And, you shouldn’t. But why? Using your ascender as a back up isn’t specifically forbidden in Petzl’s technical notice for their hand ascender (that’s the only one we checked). Nor is it specifically forbidden anywhere else that we could …

Jacob WallaceWhy You Shouldn’t Use A Handle Ascender As Your Backup Device