I spent 22 years in the fire service and we had "roof ladders" that had 2
spring loaded hooks built in the beams of the ladder. They were used for the
same purpose, hook over the ridge of the roof and give you a "secure" surface
to use. If you want to see a scary ladder click on this ladder link
http://www.riotacts.com/fire/pompierladders.html Untill a few years ago we
carried one of these on our trucks
.BTW two hooks work better than 1 for stability purposes...
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> That looks like just what I need on my steep roof, too - it has to be much
> than throwing a rope over the roof and anchoring it to the deck, then pulling
> myself up, which is what I've had to do to keep from slipping. But I know
> I wonder if it's really worthwhile or even necessary to use two of them
> of just one? Or would one be sufficient?
> -----Original Message-----
> >From: Just Justin
> >Sent: Dec 17, 2007 10:39 PM
> >To: email@example.com
> >Subject: [TowerTalk] Roof Tower Safety
> >We had to find a safe solution for climbing steeps roofs to install
> >WISP antennas. For several months I could not figure out how in the
> >world the other guys were getting up on 45 degree 35 foot tall center
> >hip roofs.
> >I found some J-Hooks to attach to a 42' aluminum extension ladder. The
> >link is: http://www.slateroofcentral.com/store_lad_hook.html
> >They have one with and without rollers, company told me both meet
> >applicable OSHA requirements. We place a 22 ft fiberglass ladder with
> >standoffs against the outside wall and two guys can get the longer
> >ladder on the roof.
> >Don't get me started on how the other guys ground, err...don't ground
> >their outside roof mounted antennas.
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