Wild Country - Ropeman MK 2F Gold (Steel)
Now reworked with forged sideplates the Ropeman 2 is neater in the hand, a touch lighter and with better internal radii it has a smoother function across a broader range of carabiners.
The Ropeman Mk2 is the successor to the Mk1 and is designed with a stainless steel cam that allows use on ropes down to 8mm. The stainless cam allows a more complex (and more aggressive looking) but ultimately more rope friendly design, which gives bite on thinner cords that the Ropeman 1 doesn't have. This means that for many of the Alpine activities that people were using the Ropeman 1 for, the Ropeman 2 is a much safer alternative.
Thus the bottom line and the most reliable piece of safety advice is to follow the simple rule that the Ropeman Mk1 is for single ropes only while the Ropeman Mk2 will cover both half ropes and single ropes. Please make sure if you are purchasing a Ropeman Mk1 or Mk2 that you fully read the instructions and make sure that the use suits the device you have bought. And please remember if you are ‘adapting’ it for other uses that may not be fully recommended you are fully aware of the risks inherent for you or your partner.