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Type Survival Gear
Tech Level TL–2
Cost Cr15
Reference TBD
Size 4.0 liters
Weight 2.0 kg
Manufacturer Various
Also see Rope

A Grapnel is a climbing tool.

  • It must be attached to a rope and is a kind of survival gear.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

A grapnel, or a grappling hook, consists of three or more flukes attached to the end of a rope. Many examples have folding flukes for ease of transport.

  • A grapnel is generally used for attempting climbs up sheer pitches.
  • A grapnel may be secured in place to allow a descent.

Grapnels may be thrown into wreckage or debris in order to spread it out or drag items clear.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Maximum range to throw a grapnel is about 30 meters.

  • Seven separate climbs would complete a 200 meter pitch (planting the grapnel on a ledge or projection, climbing to it, then repeating).

Grapnel climbing bypasses the procedure of sending up a lead climber; each climb is equivalent to a regular climb up emplaced ropes.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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