This is a good option but can restrict on what trees can be used.I converted a summit open shot top piece, to a climbing platform ( can do with same with lone wolf). Attach to tree, move rope up each time just like climbing with climber. Use sticks on trees that don't allow for climbing. Check YouTube for lone wolf conversation.
Typically I connect the auto block under the atc, & biner to my right leg loop. Sometimes I’ll connect it to my right linesman’s loop, but I’m running the same size & color carabiner for both of those. So to avoid a potential accident, typically the leg loop.So before I got into hunting I was a rock climber, was a guide even for more than 5 years. I leaned right towards saddle hunting because the system makes sense to me. If you hate the lone wolf sticks and want rid of them let me know please. I do get curious about some of the techniques people are using, @SamCo89 you're using an atc with autoblock for rappel, where are you attaching the autoblock? Just curious because a saddle and harness are similar but very different. I also get real curious as to why anyone uses ropeman devices or prusik tenders. Really to each their own I just get curious
you can use a carabiner for a prusik tender as well, i did it almost all this season. not as smooth as a rope man but it worksThere has been some great information shared here. After reading on here and looking in other places I am definitely going to try the 1 stick method. I like the idea that it is light weight and doesn’t limit the height I can climb. I may try 2 tethered climbing as well.
I like the idea of the rope man to replace prusik on lineman’s belt. It would be nice to be able to tighten lineman’s belt with one hand. I did see where someone tied a small rope as a prusik tender. That would save 50 bucks if it works. Thanks again for all of the advice.
What saddle are you using now if not the JX3?I had a JX3 with Muddy Pro Sticks. Climbing was fine but getting into position to shoot without a platform was very difficult. I didn't miss a big one but could even get into position to practice on the deer I did see. I suggest shooting a ton out of your saddle before next season.