Make rappelling safer and easier.
The Omega Pacific Rappel Ring packs an impressive 20kN rating to give you confidence on rappels, and it also reduces friction to make it easier to pull your rope. Using the Omega Pacific Rappel Ring reduces wear-and-tear that destroys fixed gear, and it serves in the place of a carabiner when you're building an anchor.
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Cheap and simple.
Been using a pair of these to rig a 3:1 primitive slackline set up. They do their job. can't beat the price.
I have 3 of these for my slackline kit and sport rack. My scale reads 32.6g which = 1.15oz.; 32.8g =1.16oz.ish; 32.9g =1.16oz. fairly consistent weight.
Nice to have all the time
These simple rappel rings are critical for ice or trad climbing. Whereas a sport climb will typically (maintained sport routes, at least) have a rap station available, trad and especially ice climbing routes won't always have a fixed station available. Or if there is, its integrity could be suspect. Carrying a ring or two, especially on a big trip to an unknown area leaves me with the confidence that I can get home safely with only a small financial sacrifice. Carry a ring and some webbing or cordelette and you're rapping off a tree, horn or whatever is secure.
The aluminum is great for a few rappels, but it's not an appropriate permanent fixture and won't last long for top roping - so don't.
Light, cheap, effective
It is a strong, light "O ring." Works great for rappels,not to big, not to small. What more is there to know? For the price, its totally worth it.
These ring works very well in different situations i`ve used it to rapel ( not as a device) and right now i used a lot to rig my slack line. good price and many uses.
I used these for my hammock suspension and quickly realized that I made a mistake. They'll work for the buckle systems but only when properly placed. They're big, bulky, and way heavier than some biners. Simple fix... A small piece of chord. Use a prusix instead of these on hammocks. Lighter, easier, & faster. Leave the prusix on the webbing and use a biner to attach.
For climbing, they work for their purpose. Which is not belaying.
Using Rap Rings for Retrievable Anchor
Skip to 1:38 to see the rings in use with the retrievable anchor. No webbing was left in the canyon.
Keep them just in case
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They are light, and they serve many purposes, I always keep one on my bail biner just in case, and these are great for building retrievable systems when heading into the canyon country. At a low price it doesn't hurt to have a few of these laying around or a permanent part of your harness.
Retrievable Anchor for Canyoneering
I bought 2 of these to use as a retrievable anchor system when I go canyoneering in the southern Utah slot canyons so I don't have to leave any webbing or quick links behind. These are a lot lighter than steel rings which is why I bought them. I will post a video of the retrievable anchor when I make the video. :)
Smooth, solid, and handy to have in your pack when canyoneering or on long wondering rock routes. They are a little bit more expensive than other rings like it but these are quality.
I love these rings for setting up the slackline. If you use the rings instead of 2 more oval carabiners the main line will always be flat.
Way to useful not to carry
90% of the time that i use this it's to quickly setup my hammock. A tree hugger, 1 biner, & 2 of these make for a 5 minute campsite. As said in the previous posts, you can't rap with them but i do use it in my setup occasionaly. Ultralight, compact, super strong, and can accomodate all but the thickest rope easily. If you're on the trail carry at least 2. I guarantee you'll find a use for them before you return.
Can't beat this price for such a usefule peice of gear.
Great for the price.
I have only had the chance to use it a few times but it worked awesome! It definitly has a very specific purpose but it's about the only piece like it out there and you can't beat the price! I got it to keep on my climbing harness as a backup rappel and belay device. I often take amateur climbers out who don't have a belay device so when I forget to grab my main one after loaning it this rap ring comes in soo handy and it's incredibly light so I don't even notice its on my harness. It also functions as an alpine cock ring for some complex trad anchors! My only complain is that it's a bit narrow diameter for my 11mm rope. Rappelling with it is kinda slow. I guess I just like to rap fast. So if you don't have a fat rope it's awesome! I would also recommend not using it with a very small rope either cause you wont have enough friction. It might work better with a fatter biner in that situation, something like an HMS. So basically it's the best tool around for it's job just don't use it for the wrong thing!
Could you rig a TR system of of a couple...
Could you rig a TR system of of a couple of these? instead of a couple lockers?
Yeah you could. Usually these are used if you are going to leave a permeant anchor. If you are going to take down the anchor then I would just us lockers. It is easier. Otherwise you need to string the anchor with these before you tie any knots.
Best Rap Ring
I use these canyoneering all the time. I love how light they are. You carry a lot of heavy stuff through canyons and every grams helps. They are little more expensive then other options, but of for the weight I will sacrifice the dough.
I saw using two rap rings to secure an...
I saw using two rap rings to secure an achor line for a hammock tent. are the aluminum rings strong enough or should I go with steele?
Would you trust the carabiner you are using with roughtly the same rating? I would! ;-)
Would you trust your carabiner's with the same rating?
Get yourself a couple of ENO Slap-straps and a couple of carabiners. Easier on the trees, easier for you, faster to rig.
Omega Pacific Rappel Ring
I do use this device and others like it, although it is not a belay or rappeling device.
This item is most accurately part of an anchor system. When rappeling from a climb and the conditions permit this device should be used to build the anchor you are going to rappel from.
When using this as part of an anchor I recommend using two. If possible use one inch webbing and two of these rings. Thread the two rings and sling a horn or tree or other natural anchor. I prefer multiple anchor slings to my ring anchor. Once you have completed the anchor and you are positive that it will support the required weight, thread your rope through the rings only and in each end of the rope tie double fisherman's knot, slide your rope on through to the middle ( you did mark the middle of your rope) now your ready to set up your chosen rappeling device and rappel as usual.
The big difference is you did not have to leave behind multiple expensive pieces of protection as an anchor.
Remember when your life and the life of others is on the line, make sure your anchor is bombproof. Sometimes you will have to leave more expensive hardware behind.
Always carry one
I'm of the thought that you should always carry one of these guys with you when you're heading out on a climb that will require you to rappel. Whether to replace old, worn rings on other rap stations, or to set up a new one, I feel much safer running my rope through one of these guys rather than straight through a sling, and these cost less than a biner.
Just carry one, you'll be glad you did when you need it
I had to use this once to bail myself out of a sticky situation a few years ago. I'm sure it is probably still there on my blue webbing. I don't know what else to say about it. It's an aluminum rap ring and it's better than leaving a biner behind.