The Rope Grab mechanism binds with the rope to prevent the user from falling and help users to safely ascend and descend ropes. Fixed rope grabs are permanent if the rope has a stop knot or look at each end. Manual rope grabs grip the rope by default and must be manually released to enable the user to move. It grabs the rope via a cam design that locks a fallen worker in place on the lifeline. This product offers hands-free operation and ultra-smooth travel action while ascending or descending. The cam and hinge design also allows for quick and easy installation on the rope.