- Reinforced end loops provide additional, full-strength clipping points
- Nylon webbing sheds water to avoid taking on extra weight
- Weighs just over five ounces so it won't bog down your rack or pack
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Good for top rope anchors
Unfortunately i havent got to test this out yet because i broke my arm the day after ordering it. but here is an example of an equalized and redundant two point anchor
I've climbing now for 20 years and am very skeptical with all the new gadgets and toys. I like the basics and am afraid we can get distracted with bells and whistles. That being said, I kinda bought this on a whim and now love it. This is a great sling that simplifies anchors down to the basics. Ergo, when teaching anchors to my 10 YO son down at the local crag he's not messing with runners, cordelettes, and quick draws. Would I put this in my pack when heading out on more diverse stuff,? Probably not. However, local crag, three bolts, teaching basics, absolutely. Top rope gear = rope, 3 lockers, 2 biners, and this thing, every time.
How does this work exactly? If I have two...
How does this work exactly? If I have two bolts, I create my anchor, leaving the third runner hanging? And what if one bolt is lower than the other, is that going to put disproportionate weight on one end of this?
The equalizer sling is just a length of webbing with a small loop at each end. You can tie it as shown in the photo, which lets you connect to three pieces of gear, or in other arrangements.
Here's a link to the manual: http://www.metoliusclimbing.com/pdf/equalizer-instructions.pdf
If you just want to make an anchor with two bolts (for example, at the top of a sport route), a double-length sling is a cheaper and more versatile way to go. I attached a photo of my usual setup.
Does it include the 3 locking caribiners...
Does it include the 3 locking caribiners for that price?
The Equalizer does not come with the carabiners included but they can be purchased here: http://www.backcountry.com/metolius-bravo-key-lock-screw-lock-carabiner?ti=UExQIEJyYW5kOkxvY2tpbmcgQ2FyYWJpbmVyczowOjM and they are currently on sale.