The Rock Technologies Chalkball is both handy and long lasting, made from the finest Magnesium Carbonate chalk from Europe. With woven fabric in the Pennines, the chalk leeches to your hands effectively, ensuring a smooth and grippy hold on any rock, if it is inside or at the rockface.
Dyneema is a remarkably strong material and has several advantages over traditional nylon webbing, in particular it is exceptionally lightweight and strong as well as being much less susceptible to UV degradation and abrasion.The skinny profile of this 11mm tape means you can take advantage of narrower threads and it is less likely to slide off marginal spike placements.
Dyneema is a remarkable material and it is true to say that it has revolutionised sling production. It has several advantages over the traditional nylon webbing. For a start it is incredibly light and strong, it is also less susceptible to UV degradation and is more abrasion resistant. There are other advantages too which will help you when you are out on the crag. The skinny profile of the tape means that you can take advantage of much narrower threads and the sling is less likely to slide off marginal spike placements.
So what is a bandolier, and more importantly, why might you need one?The first part of the question is easy: it's a padded sling, worn over the head and shoulder, and designed to carry your rack. But why might you choose to use one? Well that's a slightly longer story, but here goes:The Bandolier is both an alternative and a supplement to the conventional harness racking system. Some climbers use them exclusively, while others mix and match, racking gear on both the harness gear loops and the Bandolier.If you think about it, there are some distinct advantages; on constricted crack or groove pitches the rack can be swept out of the way, allowing you to continue squirming upwards without the hassle of snagging. It allows for quick change-overs if you are swinging leads on a multi-pitch route. It also can be jettisoned in an emergency â€“ for example if you are swept into the sea by a rogue wave while traversing the base of a sea cliff.The additional gear loops allow you to distribute and organise your rack. In fact the bandolier is an excellent way of storing your rack, both at home and in your rucksack.
The PAS 22 (Personalised Anchor System) from Metolius is made with double-wrapped 11 mm Monster webbing. Because of its chain-link-style construction, it is safer, more convenient, and more adjustable than using slings, quickdraws, or daisy chains at the anchor. It can also be used to equalize anchors.
This 8mm Dyneema Sling Set 2 from DMM comprises of one 8mm x 240cm sling, two 8mm x 120cm slings and two 8mm x 60cm slings. They are a great way to build up your already existing rack or even to help get your rack started.
The 11mm Dyneema Sling Set 2 from DMM is an ideal way to get your climbing rack started or equally treat yourself to a new set to replace those dangerous, fluffy slings you have been climbing on recently.