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22 Designs Climbing Bail

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Climbing Bail

When you hit those steep sections of skin track that make your knees feel like they’re bending the wrong way, flip up your 22 Designs Climbing Bails and make them do all the work.

  • Item #TTD0018

22 Designs bindings
Climbing Bar Height
[short] 1.25 in, [medium] 1.8 in, [tall] 2.25 in
Recommended Use
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

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>Rating: 4

Lettin' the Good Times Roll

I've put it through the wringer

I have used these with a pair of 22 Design Axle bindings that I’ve had for four seasons now. They work great (I use the talls) and are easy to flip up and down. Additionally, I’ve never struggled with them accidentally flipping down mid-climb as I’ve dealt with in some other bindings. Over the course of the four seasons, I have broken and replaced two bails. They both failed low, near the 90-degree bend on one side. Once they have broken, they will not stay locked down, which can cause issues while skiing down. The replacement process involves fully removing the top piece of the heel plate from the ski, so it is not a super easy for a field repair but is manageable. Bring a tool with a Phillips screwdriver head and an extra bail on all your big ski missions and let the good times roll.

>Rating: 4


I've put it through the wringer

these are good as it gets but when you are mounting your bindings you need to try and line up the climbing bail with a good spot on the heal or your boot because sometimes if you dont the bail will work itself into a lug on the bottom of your boot and wiggle its way back down NOT COOL!. happens with my black diamond custom boots

>Rating: 2

HammerHeel Bail Major Failure X 2

For the 1st year, I had good luck w/ the bails, but then on a 1-week hut trip in Canada, both bails broke within a couple of days of each other. It appears w/ repeated stressing (i.e. weight on the bail) these bails will fail. That part is OK, 'cause what won't fail w/ repeated use? The problem is, is that when they broke at the high point of the radius one side of the break was at least 1 cm of the other side (i.e. the wire pieces were significantly misaligned). What this tells me is that there was much unnecessary stress on each of the bails. I think this is a design flaw. This is hard to describe, but just be aware of this potential and if you're going on a long trip, have a couple of extras w/ you.

>Rating: 5


what jack said, go with the tall ones, the short ones are pointless. I've never seen a hammer heel go bad, they have the best spring back, never fall down when they aren't supposed to, and they are equally handy at holding the heel thrown down on Hammerheads and Axles during transportation, carrying etc.

>Rating: 4

Tall Ones!

Got to love the tall climbing bails! What would you use short ones for? Who skis low angle slopes with Hamheads, anyway?! While your at it, pick up the stiffy springs, too! Stiffy springs are so nice!