Harken Wingman

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Harken Wingman

Harken's new Wingman applies new design and technology to achieve more from a compact personal mechanical advantage system. Wingman's innovative design means it's among the first offerings in this category that achieve internal progress capture mechanically within the unit rather than relying on prussiks to achieve that externally. Wingman combines a ratcheting sheave to stop the rope with a composite handle or wing the operator can open and close under load for a well-modulated 'fine-tuned' release. Under full load even with the sheaves pulled completely together, the system may be released quite easily--with full control using one hand on the wing and the other tending the line. These revolutionary features combined with ball bearings within the sheaves and the maximizes efficiency for raising and lowering loads of up to 681lbs. It may be configured as a 4:1 or 5:1 purchase system. Wingman is ideal for pick- offs, adjustable directionals, work positioning, and much more. The unmatched ease of use and the industry leading compact form factor makes Wingman a simple tool you will always want at your side.

The Wingman 3M comes with a bag. The Wingman 9M and 15M do not come with a bag.


  • Eccentric progress capture = no prussiks
  • Can be released smoothly under full load with one hand
  • 4:1 or 5:1 mechanical advantage (flip orientation to rig either way) Machined aluminum swivel connection points
  • High efficiency ball bearing pulleys, internal ratchet, sheaves engineered to maximize rope holding
  • Compact, lightweight form factor
  • Comes in an industrial-grade ballistic nylon carrying case with locking buckle. Case includes drawstring and drain grommets to separate unit and line for proper deployment and line drying.


The WingMan meets the manufactured system requirements of NFPA 1983, incorporated in the 2022 edition of NFPA 2500.
H-86666 is CE certified to EN12278.2007 Mountaineering Equipment- Pulley
H-86666 is UKCA certified to EN12278.2007 Mountaineering Equipment- Pulley
Please see the manual for additional information regarding these certifications.


Maximum rated load: 3 kN / 674 lb.
Slip load: 4 kN / 900 lb.
Minimum Break Strength: 36 kN / 8090 lb.
50' of 8 mm rope = 12' maximum system length
The load limit specifications stated here are based on rope supplied by Harken. Use of the system with any other rope will affect the performance and void the warranty.

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