Originally Posted by gettinthere
Going up and down is not the issue, only comfort in the chair while aloft.
I do use 2 halyards for safety
Leaning back isn't the issue with my chair. When I start up, I am sitting comfortably. But while aloft, I use my legs and feet to move around. That slides me forward in the chair and then it is difficult to get my butt back in the chair to sit comfortably.
I'm thinking of a foot bar slung below to put my feet on to get comfortable when not needing my legs/feet for moving around.
That's why I use one of these.
It has wide padded leg straps, which makes it fairly comfortable. As well, with my ascenders I have foot straps attached to one of them so I can lift
my weight off of my harness getting even higher up.
And I use one of these to add to the comfort, allowing me to lean back to work under something or just to rest a bit.
I hoist up a repelling line on one halyard
and ascend myself up on another, using the repel line as a safety on the way up. Then use a descending ring for the trip down.
The climbing gear
is a bit more expensive but how much is ones safety worth.