Climbtech, the company that invented removable bolts [Field Tested, No. 174] has just come out with a line of price-point gear dubbed Everyman's Pro Deal. The new gear includes carabiners, ascenders, camming wedges, belay/rappel devices, pulleys and quickdraws.
LATHROP STRANG, 46, died on April 25, of injuries sustained when he fell trying to ski the skier's left Laundry Chute on Mount Sopris, the striking 13,000-foot monarch above Carbondale, Colorado.
This affordable, hardened steel carabiner was made for use in gyms, where repeated lowering and toproping quickly wear grooves in standard aluminum biners, but the Gym Pro is equally applicable for outdoor use on anchors in high-traffic areas and on popular routes.