Introduction: Climbing Dumars How to Climb REALLY HIGH Chainlink Fence

I found this idea in a book "boy soldier" and thought id spread the love. this is an instructable for a climbing dumar, sorry no pics coz im an idiot and cant work oot how to insert one. :l

Step 1: The Dumar

1. i dont think this is a good explenation but,... ya know. Well, a dumar is a block of wood, roughly a little larget than your hand. this piece of wood hs a thick looong nail going through the top and then bent into a hook shape, this grabs the fence while you hold on to the block 'o' wood.

2. a rope is attached though a hole in the bottom of the dumar, this rope has to be a loop that reaches down to your foot and then back up again.

3. thats it, to climb a fence you need two, one for you right hand and foot and another for your left limbs.
then to climb a chainlink fence you need to put one foot in eackh rope sling and then lift up one dumar (with your foot still in the loop) and hook it to a fence. then (using your foot and hand still attached to the fence) pull your other hand above the hand on the fence and put your foot in, repeat till you get to the top. (sorry its real hard to explain without pictures, :[ sounds complicated but is quite simple

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alex.karslake made it! (author)2012-01-10

This i soooo fun to use!! I have already made loads and used them alot! U can also use them on other things like walls and trees u no! Thanks...and boy soldier is the best book ever!

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slapoutz made it! (author)2010-05-13

whats a dumar? climbing a chainlink fence is easy idk what your talking about but just hold in the holes with your hands and just put your feet on the fence it has traction so your feet wont slip i can climb as high of a fence you want me to with just shoes on. idk what your needing a rope for.

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alex.karslake made it! (author)alex.karslake2012-01-10

hi, im just saying, what if the holes in the fence arn't big enough for you to put your feet into, what would u do then?

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VagsmaCutter made it! (author)2009-11-22

Is this named after that guy, Alexander Dumars, the guy who wrote the Three Musketeers?

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Trent The Thief made it! (author)2008-02-01

Hi, What you are describing is a "Jumar." Your spelling is probably do the the pronounciation sounding a D rather than the J. Climbing a chain-link fence can e quite easy depending on which side you are attempting. If you examine the next one you happen by, look at both sides. You'll notice that what is typically the inside has a diagonal ridge formed by the wire weaving process. If you place the sides of your feet there rather than putting your toe "through" the diamond hole in the weave, you can literally go over an 18ft fence in about 5 seconds. Jumars are more of use when you need to ascend a long rope. A climbing rope is much thinner than the ropes found in gymnasiums and playgrounds. An example of a jumar technique can be see in the James Bond movie, "For Your Eyes Only," when James Bond climbs to the monastery. This example shows him make-shifting his shoe laces to climb rope.

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blakdragon19 made it! (author)blakdragon192008-09-14

thats not a d(j)umar, thats a prussic hitch. thats different.

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JoeAAbernathy made it! (author)2008-05-06

For some reason all I can think of is Steve McQueen pulling himself off the barbed wire fence as the Nazis round him up in "The Great Escape." How do you get away from the Nazis after you've scaled the fence? Joe

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jongscx made it! (author)2007-12-01

now, when we get to the top... then what? also, what's the easiest way to get around razor-wire?

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Trent The Thief made it! (author)Trent The Thief2008-02-01

Several Jute fiber doormats sewn end to end with clothesline. Use the thicker ones if many people need to make the climb.

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Tobita made it! (author)Tobita2008-01-26

Helicopter

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roosta made it! (author)2007-12-12

il remember this for when i end up in prison...

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Tobita made it! (author)Tobita2008-01-26

lol, i think you will need to remember this to get IN to prison:P

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ledzep567 made it! (author)2007-12-20

sweet!!! umm to get down you would hook the dumars on the top bar and throw the rope down the othor side and just put your feet in them... about razorwire, all i can say i thick longjohns with canvas pants/shirts, snake chaps and leather jacket or pliers, go to where the razor wire meets its support bars and there should be thick but easily bent wire holding it and just undo the wires. do this to about 3 to 5 of the support beams and then with the same wire wrap it around the razor wire connecting it to the fence about 5 diamonds down. hmm once i get a camera I am going to post an instructable on how to dismantle a fence hehehe

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andy60 made it! (author)2007-07-26

thnx for the info m8! :)

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meex made it! (author)2007-07-04

thanks man!

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BabyBruschetta made it! (author)2006-12-20

this is a great idea!!!!!!if you're fat. you could always, well, you know.....just climb the damn fence.

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bowakowa made it! (author)2006-09-07

no pic, but you managed to insert a link that reloads the page? curious.

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Sidney Floyd made it! (author)Sidney Floyd2006-10-26

a link that reloads the page? if there is one then that was an accident

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mrbob1000 made it! (author)mrbob10002006-09-07

i think he wanted to boost page views

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trebuchet03 made it! (author)2006-09-07

F for yet another poorly documented submission... while the idea is good, congratulation - you killed it.

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8877444833 made it! (author)88774448332006-10-02

I though it was explained quite well. Miko shared some information and wrote out a summary. If I want more information I can google it!

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pinski1 made it! (author)2006-09-07

I know what your talking about, Andy McNab, who you stole the idea off, used them in another book too ...

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8877444833 made it! (author)88774448332006-10-02

pinski1, he clearly gave credit. It is not stealing. You should retract your comment. Thanks Miko, for sharing.

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Robotrix made it! (author)Robotrix2006-09-07

He did credit the book, if not the author. I'd say it's not really stealing if he's not taking credit for the idea.

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