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Rabbit Runner Spectra Sling

The Metolius Rabbit Runner Spectra Sling includes sewn end loops that allow it to be used as an over-the-shoulder sling or a double-length sling on rock and ice climbs. Not only does this versatile runner provide plenty of protection options, it also reduces clutter compared to standard double slings. When worn over the shoulder, the Metolius Rabbit Runner can be un-clipped and freed from the tangle of gear without having to pull it over your head.
  • Item #MET0215

22 kN
Recommended Use
Rock climbing, ice climbing, alpine climbing
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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>Rating: 5

Beefy and bright

I've used it several times

These are brightly colored and beefy at 19mm wide. The width inspires confidence when you need it. They don't weigh any more than a sling half that width, since they aren't a loop, but have end loops. I climb with these over my shoulder, where I can get to them quickly.

>Rating: 3

Shorter than I expected

44in is Less than I thought. I haven’t ever used.

>Rating: 5

Great anchor

I've put it through the wringer

I use it to establish an anchor with a locker through each 'ear' and a pair for the rope. It get's toproped on all day thereafter by our group and they've held up and continue to hold up great. They're perfect for any route where the chains, bolts or rings are visible to the belayer which is almost every route we do.

>Rating: 4

Great Runner….but...

I've used it several times

Yeah, this is a great runner, but it's just a little too short. No issues works great!

>Rating: 3

Almost what I wanted - too short

I returned this product before using it

I was looking for a low bulk, lightweight anchor system. This almost nailed it, but was too short for the scenarios I wanted - slinging a tree, block, or other large object. I guess I'll get a longer webollette with sewn end loops.

>Rating: 5

in tahoe

great for setting up a really-easy-to-equalize belay. very cost effective for a versatile piece. girth hitch to belay loop and use the sewn ends on a spring locker for a chicken sling that won't elongate on your harness before you need it. can be double or tripled to appropriate size. shorter on the harness (than a 44" spectra sling) when tripled on a biner and overhand knotted, so again less likely to get hung up. plus fat and bright so it helps to reduce confusion if your smoked and snow stunned. I carry three on my rock and three on my alpine harness. no real advantage for glacier scenarions that I've observed, but in writing that some clever s.o.b. better chime in and school me!

>Rating: 5


This is a very useful runner. I find I use it most frequently to quickly tie in when I'm setting up an anchor - sort of like a PAS, I guess, but with only two length options. It obviously works perfectly as a 22 or 44 inch runner when making anchors as well.

>Rating: 4

Super versatile Runner

Curious little fella... I have used it as a extra gear sling, and to build a tree anchor. I am happy to carry this fella around. I likey!

>Rating: 5

Alpine runners

These Rabbit Runners are the way to go for alpine and trad climbing. If there's a chance you'll need long runners or to sling natural pro, these Spectra bunnies are lightweight, durable, and are the most versatile option. If you sling runners over your shoulder, they won't get all tangled together because you can remove one by unclipping the biner holding them together - instead of pulling it over your head.

Any 4ft runner can be pulled off your shoulder, even under a bunch of other gear, if you know how to rack it correctly. It's actually quite simple.

While its true that any double length runner can be racked that way, the point really is that these are double length with only the same amount of material as a normal shoulder length runner (which would need to be pulled over your head if you had them racked over a shoulder). That, and these are just cool

You have to store your runners somewhere .. pretty easy to loop over a shoulder. Sometimes the loops get tangled.. The other option is to tie a knot in the webbing and hang off your harness. You need to experimenet to determine what works for you.