Jester with Top Rope Belay

Demonstration by Ryan Stallings of the Totem rigged in Jester Mode and a top rope belay.

Video produced by Ryan Stallings.

IMPORTANT NOTE FROM RYAN: I NOTICED THAT I DIDN’T RUN THE ROPE THROUGH BOTH THE QUICK LINK AND THE TOP CARABINER. THIS SHOULD BE DONE FOR REDUNDANCY.

This is how to rig the Jester, a releasable block that allows you to rappel on two strands of rope at the same time, or have a dedicated rappel line with a releasable block for raising or lowering and a top rope belay line with the other end of the rope. This video was created for my fellow scout leaders who will be using the totem for canyoneering.