Black Diamond Alpine Aiders.
The Black Diamond Alpine Aiders offer a great combination of durability and functionality for alpine and big wall climbers. Ideal for mountain or big wall climbs, these are an ultra-light version of the Etrier that comes in a reinforced five-step design. The design works great when a climber is aiming for speedier ascents when weight is crucial. Plus, these alpine aiders are built from 16 mm (5/8 in) nylon webbing, which is extremely durable and ideal to use for aid climbing. Designed for free routes with a few moves of aid, these dependable alpine aiders always get the job done. Mountain and big wall climbers rely on these to help them reach the top in no time. Boasting of compactness, durability, and reliability, these alpine aiders are definitely a must-have staple for every climber. Purchase the Black Diamond Alpine Aiders right away!
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Lightweight and highly packable, the Alpine Aiders by Black Diamond are great for free routes that involve a little aid climbing. They are made from (16 mm) 5/8" nylon webbing and have five reinforced steps.
Alpine Aiders are for those times when the full aid climbing rig is just too much. They’re great for speed ascents, long routes with a few points of aid and for alpine mixed climbs. Made with lightweight 5/8 inch nylon webbing and small enough to fit into a shirt pocket, these aiders have full sized steps, at times making them indispensable.
|Breaking Strength:||10 kN, 2248 lbf|
|Material:||16 mm (5/8 in) nylon webbing|
|Strength:||10 kn / 2,248 lbf|
|Weight:||4.2 oz / 120 g|
When youre heading up a long route with only a pitch or two of aid, these are definitely the way to go. Much smaller and lighter than standard aiders, they are easy to bunch up and clip to the back of your harness. If youre spending more then a day up there, get something beefier. Anything under a day and these are the ticket.
great in all, but DO NOT BUY THEM if you are going on a big wall, unless you ll use them with the ascenders to follow.
work good if you have to do a small aid part in a pitch
Sometimes you just have to agree with someone else, and then when multiple people agree, you know it works!
Shorty hit the nail on the head with this one...