Spirit Express Quickdraw
The average spirit of every climber is strong, stoked, and adventurous. Similarly, the Spirit Express Quickdraw is one of Petzl's stronger quickdraws, and its beefiness gives you a little more stoked confidence to power through cruxes. Its sling stays rigidly stiff when you're clipping overhangs, and the String retainer continues to ease rope-clipping for better efficiency. Both Spirit carabiners have keylock noses to reduce snagging, and the rope-clipping carabiner's gate is bent for better ergonomics.
- The spirit of climbing is strong with this quickdraw
- Burly sling has a rigid and solidly stiff feel
- Both Spirit carabiners have keylock noses for snag-free convenience
- Carabiner retainter stabilizes bent gate for easier rope clipping
- Item #PTZ008X
- Sling Material
- Sling Length
- 12cm, 17cm
- [sling] 22kN [carabiner] (major axis) 23kN (minor axis) 8kN (open gate) 9kN
- Gate Opening
- [straight] 21mm [bent] 25mm
- keylock noses, carabiner retainer
- Claimed Weight
- Recommended Use
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 3 years
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November 21, 2022
Gold standard for sport climbing
- I've put it through the wringer
The 17cm Spirit is as good as it gets for redpoint (formerly known as pinkpoint) sport climbing. The wide stiff dogbone and perfect clipping action are hard to beat both for beta burns (where you are likely to grab the draws for harder clips) and send attempts. If you never project routes and almost always hang the draws as you go, the Djinn or another 12cm middle weight draw may be a better choice for you. Similarly, if you climb trad or alpine, you will be happier with an ultralight draw from Cypher or similar. But for pure sports action on steep rock, these are almost perfect. I have a few short (12cm) Spirits, but tend to favor the longer ones for most clips. I also have a single Edelrid Bulletproof draw which I use on the first bolt of every route to reduce wear on my Spirits.
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