[TowerTalk] "Chicken Ladder" for Roof Climbing?

R. Morris robrk at nidhog.net
Mon Jun 25 19:02:26 PDT 2012

On 06/25/2012 08:36 PM, Jim Hoge wrote:
> Eric,
> My previous house had a 12/12 pitch roof- 45* and I used what we called a chicken plank. It was a long 2x4 with rungs made of short (3 1/2") 2x4s nailed to the longer one every foot or so for footholds. On the end that hung over the ridge was a long el bracket. This by itself made scaling the roof possible but it was in no way safe in and of itself.

Mandatory was a rope thrown over the roof and securely anchored somewhere on the other side of the house. You need to be tied off to the rope as a means of fall arrest.

It should be tied to the bumper of your wife's car.....

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