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C.A.M.P. Goblin


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Andrew Wood · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 60

yup, it works. Mammut 10.2 rope, used it to top rope a route and ended up hang dogging. This thing is perfect.

jaredsmokescigars · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2014 · Points: 65

Weird, where do you get one? The insides look just like an USHBA basic ascender but with some sort of release button.

Andrew Wood · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 60

omniprogear has them, the button changes it from catching just falls to "ascender mode". the eyelet is offset from the center so when it receives downward force it rotates the whole device creating angular forces.

O wow, that USHBA basic ascender is awesome, wish I had found that instead

dahigdon · · phoenix, Az · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 175

Are you using this thing for a TR solo setup or are we just talking about being belayed by somebody using one?

Andrew Wood · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 60

top rope solo

Scott M. McNamara · · Tucson, Arizona · Joined Aug 2006 · Points: 55
dahigdon · · phoenix, Az · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 175

did it feed smoothly? Were you backing it up with another device or knots?

bearbreeder · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2009 · Points: 3,065

The ushba ascender cuts the rope at ~6 KN

The grand wall copy of it (the only version you can now buy) has had failures to catch ... Leading to at least one injury on TR solo

Its a flawed design

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dahigdon · · phoenix, Az · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 175

^^^I choose Goblin

bearbreeder · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2009 · Points: 3,065

for folks who want to read about an USHBA failure ... the person is a very experienced climber with many first ascents to his name ...

squamishclimbing.com/squami…

and theres this fun little tidbit of course ...



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jaredsmokescigars · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2014 · Points: 65

Bearbreeder - any idea of what production model this is? I've had it for about 9 years.

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bearbreeder · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2009 · Points: 3,065
jaredsmokescigars wrote:Bearbreeder - any idea of what production model this is? I've had it for about 9 years.
ushba basic titanium ... basically the same as the one that cuts the rope at 6 KN

storrick.cnc.net/VerticalDe…

which is basically the same as the grand wall uAscent which is sold now, except this is steel

storrick.cnc.net/VerticalDe…

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Andrew Wood · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 60
locked position, up and down mode

locked position up mode

upward tension applied, lever in unlocked position

it looks like the Goblin has an extra corner compared to that ascender. I know this thing is rated to slip to keep the tension under 2kn
Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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