(n) ropegun: the person who climbs first and attaches the rope to the safety devices on the way up, allowing everyone else to climb with the rope attached above them. more dangerous and fun.
(v) to ropegun: to act as the ropegun
origin: fictitious device that will attach the rope to the top of the rock without anyone having to climb above the safety devices.
First one to the base gets to ropegun.
I'll be the ropegun.