“When you asked your friend to pack a fiver in your climbing backpack, you meant Mammut’s 5er Pack Wall Key Lock Express Sets and not a crisp five-dollar bill (although you’ll take that too). You’ll have a lot more peace of mind when climbing with a lot of help from these lightweight, durable quickdraws.” — Backcountry
“A fulcrum in any trad rack, the Camp USA Pro Nut #1 – 7 provides secure placement, easy removal, and dependable performance thanks to its unique design. Constructed with rounded upper and lower corners, the Pro Nut features a broad constitution and grooved outer face for premium surface contact, while the color-coded heads makes identification and selection as easy as mowing down a can of baked beans after a long day in the sun. Not to mention, the Pro Nut is available in seven different sizes and covers a range that’s equal to sizes one through nine from other companies.” — BC
“Black Diamond’s Positron Quickdraw is a fully-featured draw that won’t break your bank—a draw that dirtbag climbers would call perfection. Both Positron carabiners have keylock noses for snag-free cleaning, and the rope-clipping biner has a bent gate for easier clipping. Black Diamond added a StraitJacket to stabilize the rope-clipping draw for an even more convenient clipping experience.” — BC
“One of the flagship products of CAMP USA’s gear array, the HMS Belay Lock Carabiner features a patented design that locks the carabiner in place on your belay loop to help prevent dangerous cross-loading. This inner-gate design boasts an intuitive design that extends to either side of the ‘biner spine for full security. With both gates utilizing the same spring, the HMS Belay Lock saves weight and attaches with ease.” — BC
“Mammut made the Bionic Alpine Belay Device superlight and super convenient for multi-pitch climbs. This auto-blocking device attaches directly to anchors to belay your second securely. Mammut added abrasion-proof steel plates everywhere the rope touches to prevent wear and sharp edges. The Bionic also has V-shaped grooves to add friction to ropes as skinny as 7.5mm, but Mammut made sure this device could hold ropes as large as 10.5mm.” — BC
“If you can’t retrieve a piece of stuck pro with the Wild Country ProKey Nut Tool, that stopper is there to stay. This lightweight nut tool features an integrated wire-gate carabiner so you don’t have to add unnecessary weight to your rack. The ProKey also has a flattened end, so you can get aggressive with the cleaning and not worry about trashing your palm in the process.” — BC
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