I climbed as high as I can reach with two hundred feet of rope in my 3:1. The tape measure said seventy-two feet.
I recently got a nice TIP a little higher than the one I had been using (red rope on the right).
That's a shield to keep the upper pulley and rope from binding against the tree near the TIP. It's hard to control which way the pulley is hanging or to see if the rope is touching anything. It's probably beefier than it needs to be, but it only weighs a couple ounces.