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Metolius Ladder Aider 1in


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    Whether its A0 or A5, the Ladder Aider provides you with the next step.

    For demanding and technical aid climbing and big-wall ascents, stand strong with the Metolius 8 Step Ladder Aider. This aider features Biothane step stiffeners to keep the step open and a reinforced clip-in point for durability. A full strength grab loop gives you something to hold onto when reaching for that next placement, and a dedicated clip-in point lets you enchain aiders without collapsing the bottom step.
    • Item #MET0249

    Tech Specs

    18 kN
    Claimed Weight
    11.5 oz
    Recommended Use
    aid climbing, big walls
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    long and simple

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I chose these aiders because they are the best of their kind. Not only are the really long, which makes them useful for taller climbers, they also have built-in plastic pseudo spreader bars to help shorter climbers like me get to the very top rung. Plus, the pulling loop at the top keeps me from pulling on my hardware, which saves my hands for the jugging pitches later

    my spreader bar

    Two thin sticks on the top and bottom as well as tiny sticks on the side, all wrapped in duct tape as well as a few bands of electrical kept these ladders permanently spread.

    my spreader bar

    my favorite aider

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've just recently gotten onto big wall climbing. Practicing my aid on single pitch routes then doing 3 big walls in 3 weeks was an awesome experience! I used the Etriers at first but when a friend let me try his 8 step ladders out, I was hooked on them. They make the process of big wall climbing way faster in my opinion.

    They're much easier to blast up and make that top step, have a full strength and big grab loop, are comfortable to stand on all day, and are same weight as Etriers. The Biothane steps are very nice BUT I did have to make a homemade spreader bar on top step to keep rest of the ladder wide open. Over-all I felt very comfortable on these ladders and made Half Dome a very sweet experience! (picture) me and Devin on top of pitch 18.

    my favorite aider

    When do these come back in stock?

    Hi Ryan,

    Looks like we have some of them on order now. We should be getting them in sometime in mid-late July I would imagine. Our inventory arrival rates are not incredibly accurate unfortunately so that is my best guess.

    Matthew Pizza

    Expert Gearhead