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The Black Diamond Dynex 10mm Sewn Runner—low on weight, low on bulk.

Black Diamond's Dynex 10mm Sewn Runners weigh 30% less than nylon runners to save weight on your rack for both summer and winter climbing. In addition to a low weight, Dynex runners also have less bulk, so they don't take up as much space on your rack, in your pack, and over your shoulder. They also absorb less water than nylon and don't freeze—obvious benefits for ice and alpine climbing. You need runners for just about every climb, so get some ultralight ones from Black Diamond.

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5 5

You need this.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Everyone needs a few of this in their rack. Great for clipping around chandelier ice, building anchors, and holding stuff. If you're building a rack, just get em.

240cm, perfect for anchor

240cm, perfect for anchor

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wrapped up with ring and ring to go.

5 5

love the little guys

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been using the 30cm length to clip to my cams forever and I love it. I rack my cams like normal then I clip a single biner to one 30CM sling and rack all those on my harness. after I place a cam I clip the sling to the cam biner and clip the rope to the biner used to rack the sling. Viola! I have extended the clip in point on the cam and not wasted any biners. And the whole system is lighter and better than using quckdraws

5 5

Love how the double length racks

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These things for some reason just seem to rack better as an alpine draw than any other sling I have used. I like the Sterling slings as well, but these are just trimmer and rack better taking up less room.

5 5

Must have!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is one of my go to sling I use it as a long draw on sport routes and eventually I will use it as a long draw on trad routes. (When I get there.) Super lightweight and can be used for all variety of things.
The only flaw is the part where the draw is sown together is bulky. but it still makes a perfect long draw!

5 5

Good solid bit of kit.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

It took my a while to really get into using these as they are so thin, I just didn't trust them.... Once I got over that, super happy with them have replaced all my older heavier tapes with nice thin light ones.

5 5

Great sling, trusty brand!

Absolutely great, everything you'd want. I use mine when rappelling from setting up a top rope anchor. the 30cm was a little short, wish I had gone a size up. can't go wrong with black diamond!

5 5

light

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

my gear was lighter!

5 5

nice!

Strong, light, non bulky. perfect for alpine. perfecto!

5 5

Simple and reliable

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are no frills slings that will do anything you ask of them. Skinny enough to stay out of the way and pretty light.

Excellent for alpine draws!!

Excellent for alpine draws!!

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What length of runner did you use to make these?

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48" - 120cm

5 5

The best runners on the market!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

And at a great price too! I recently went through a revolution where I attempted to make my rack as light as possible and less bulky. I began rigging all of my trad draws with these instead of some of their more hefty cousins. These work fantastic! They are nice and thin which makes them easy to extend one handed. Also, because they are thin, they do not fill up half of the biner when they are doubled or tripled. You couldn't ask for more in a sewn runner!

5 5

Measured length and weight of 60cm

60cm model: usable length = 58.5cm ; weight 19.6g = .69oz. This length or longer are great for alpine draws, substantially lighter then other brands.

5 5

Great runner, here's the size guide

These are awesome. They are lightweight, strong, etc. Pretty much, they're exactly as advertised. Just hoping to help someone avoid my mistake...

30cm == 12", i.e. PROBABLY NOT WHAT YOU WANT.

If you're trying to order your standard, "shoulder length runner", you want the 60cm size. I just naturally figured the smallest size would be shoulder length, then it would go up from there. Well, 30cm means ~12 inches, which is measured end to end, after it's already sewn together.

99% of people ordering will probably not make this mistake, but in the off chance you find yourself unsure, 60cm means shoulder length, 120cm means a "double", and 240 means BIG.

Please note, I'm giving 5 stars, I used my previous set for about 3 years before retiring them (didn't purchase from backcountry), and they worked great. When I went to order new ones, I just assumed the smallest size would be shoulder length, but they're actually not. Not sure what you'd use that size for, since, in that size, we're talking sport climbing quickdraw, where I'd prefer beefy, thick nylon. But I'm not the authority. Anyway, my mistake, not BD's or Backcountry's, but, there ya go...60cm means shoulder.

Other than that, order away.

4 5

Satisfied

A couple yellow-ish bordered and brown bordered slings just arrived in the mail. Light, strong, un-obtrusive.

5 5

Great runners!

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I love these, over the basic runners. Even if they cost a few bucks more, the dynex runners are far nicer. I'm using a handful of 60's and a few 120's when I get crazy. Love the small width.

Great runners!

What is a good length for an anchor?

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What is a good length for an anchor?

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That totally depends on where the anchor is and what you're using to construct it. I've used 3 inch dogbones in anchors and I've used 20 foot webbing loops to sling trees... the best thing to do is first to be sure you understand how to build the right anchor for the right situation. I highly recommend John Long's book "Climbing Anchors" to the new climber. Then, go climb with people who have built hundreds of anchors of all sorts and let them watch you and double check you. After that, you'll probably want plenty of dynex runners in each size so that you'll be ready for whatever situation arises.

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echo advice from above. Alternatively, going exclusively with dyneema does get expensive and limits what you can actually do (e.g., dyneema goes to 240 cm max). Consider lengths of 20, 30 and/or 40 feet of 7 - 8 mm static cord or 1.5" webbing.
Most importantly, do you need these for top rope anchors or sport/trad? Longer lengths of any resource gets heavy and likely more useful for setting up top rope anchors whereas established sport/trad routes typically have something close to the top of each pitch requiring less material to establish your anchor.
an alternative piece of literature is a book by Craig Luebben (pictured).

echo advice from above. Alternatively, going exclusively with dyneema does get expensive and limits what you can actually do (e.g., dyneema goes to 240 cm max).  Consider lengths of 20, 30 and/or 40 feet of 7 - 8 mm static cord or 1.5" webbing. <br/> Most importantly, do you need these for top rope anchors or sport/trad? Longer lengths of any resource gets heavy  and likely more useful for setting up top rope anchors whereas established sport/trad routes  typically have something  close to the top of each pitch requiring less material to establish your anchor. <br/> an alternative piece of literature is a book by Craig Luebben (pictured).

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