|I have used a rope to set my large conibears for years. A rope
is light and can fit easily in my pocket. A big plus to keeping this rope
with you is that in case you ever get an arm or hand in a large conibear,
you can release yourself with one hand. Dad instilled the safety
aspect of keeping the rope with me at a very young age.
Here is a step-by-step description on how to compress the large conibear
springs with a rope. I use a 1/4 inch braided nylon rope. One
end of the rope has a loop in it large enough to put the toe of my boot
Step 1 - Place the loop over the toe of my boot. Bring the rope straight up through the spring eyes as shown below.
Step 2 - Route the rope down the outside of the spring eyes as shown below.
Step 3 - Route the rope back up through the inside of the spring eyes.
Step 4 - Pull straight up on the rope and when the spring is compressed, attach the safety clip on the spring.