Runners and Top Rope Stuff
Sewn runners are lighter, stronger, less bulky and
more foolproof than knotted slings. For virtually every route you
will do, some slings are mandatory. As a rule always take more slings
than you think you might need. Rope drag sucks. All of our slings
are made from Mil-Spec / Climb-Spec tubular nylon webbing and sport
a full 8 or more bartacks per bond for exceptional strength. Colors
are mixed, but we do take suggestions.
OPEN SLINGS: (available in 1" webbing or 3/4" webbing)
These are the standard slings for everyday use. A "full length
runner" as it is called would be a 24" loop. The 4"
size is usually used for quickdraws, and the middle sizes can be looped
back on themselves to make quicks that can give you a bit more length
when needed. 4"-$2.50 ea, 8"-$2.75 ea, 12"-$3.25
ea, 24"-$3.75 ea,
48" - $5.25 ea.
Six 24" open slings in the color of the day made from
3/4" MilSpec or ClimbSpec nylon webbing. This months colors are
Slate, or Mustard. Stock up now!
$20.00 per set of 6
This is a 4" Quickdraw with a solid body design to keep your
biners from flopping around. Ideal for the daily grind of clipping
up Sport Routes and the like. $3.00 ea.
TWISTED RAGE CLIPS:
This is the same style as the Rage Clip but features a full twist
sewn into the loop. Having this twist in the sling makes the biner
you are trying to clip hang oriented, that is with the gate facing
out, when clipped through a bolt. This feature comes in real handy
on the overhanging desperates, where every second counts, and a missed
clip could mean a run in your Lycra. $3.00 ea.
Note: like duh... the biners shown on all the clips in the photo ain't
|Sling Tips: When using Rage or T-Rage
clips, always keep the bartacks facing away from the wall after
clipping. This ensures a longer life for you and the sling,
due to the effects of the sling grating on the wall during falls.
Always check your. slings before each use, and during use if
you are logging mucho flight time. When in doubt, renew it.
It is way dumb to die because a two dollar piece of webbing
A nice way to tie up the modern sport anchor. Doubles as an over-the-shoulder
runner or can be carried like a quick draw. 5/8" tubular nylon
webbing with two loops bartacked into each end. Simply clip each loop
into the bolts, even out the strands and tie a figure 8 knot. Fast,
easy and bomber. Overall length is abour 5ft 6inches. $9.25 ea.
After clipping too many bolts this last year, I decided
to shorten the standard Fish-O-Let and make it more robust. The new
Top-O-Let is made from 1" tubular nylon (versus 5/8" on
the Fish-O-Let) and is the perfect length for clipping the anchors
on the standard sport route. There is room for adjustment, but you
don't look like a total n00b carrying a 30ft hank of webbing just
to clip two bolts. A simple overhand knot is easy to release after
loading and the four total strands of 1" webbing between the
bolts and the lowering point give a wide safety margin from abrasion
or cutting. Overall length is about 43". $10.75 each.(biners
9/16" SUPER TIE-OFF WEBBING
This 9/16" Tie-Off web is thin enough to thread through the
eye of pitons easily or behind a truly dicey pin that is hanging
out a mile. Don't mistake this with the lighter duty 1/2" Tie
Off Webbing sold elsewhere. Our Super Tie Off web is 50% stronger
than the 1/2" variety. Also note, this is not that thick 9/16"
SuperTape webbing that is normally too thick to use as tieoffs.
50 feet per pack, natural color. A standard tieoff takes 2feet.
A loop of this tied with a water knot will break at about 2600lbs
1" TUBULAR WEBBING:
Tie your own runners, bail out of a tree, set up a slackline, lash
some swag down on your boat. Tons of uses. This is the 1" tubular
nylon webbing to use. Assorted colors. Comes in 50 foot lengths. Need
some longer? Email us. $24.00 for 50 ft.
The Grain Tamer is an edge protector that secures
itself around the rope used in a toprope anchor. This little device
reduces the chance of not only rope wear, but heads popping off due
to rope failure. The business section of the Grain Tamer is the same
White Vinyl we use on our haul bags, but double thickness. Each edge
has a Velcro strip to secure the guard around your rope as if it was
the filling in a Taquito. To keep the Tamer in place, each
end has a Fastex clip attached to a prussik. Simply loop the prussik
around your cord and clip it to the Tamer, no slips, no mistakes,
and more importantly, no escaped heads. The Grain Tamer is big enough
to use around 11mm ropes, including the knot. Overall length runs
about 24". This is a must have item in every topropers arsenal.