PREVIEW OF THE NEW CLIMBING 2015 PRODUCTS IN THE FRIEDRICHSHAFEN “SHOWROOM”
The Outdoor Show in Friedrichshafen has been the opportunity to present the new articles that will be soon distributed on the market, both to the new customers and to those that already know and use our products since a long time.
In Italy and abroad the Climbing Technology range is getting wider and wider, thanks to the personal protection equipments and accessories of different use, designed and tested by our Research and Development Departments.
Each product stems from a long and accurate process that, year after year, allows us to present to the market items which are more and more sure, efficient and simple, able to cut down the risks and thus make the vertical activity more and more amusing.
Because having fun, when you climb, is compulsory. Climbing Technology is taking care of your Safety!Here is the preview of the great 2015 new products
QUICKDRAWS and CARABINERS
FLY-WEIGHT PRO SET
Ultra-light and compact quickdraws, only 57 g in the 12 cm version! Ideal for multi-pitch route and multi-pitch sport climb, where weight makes a difference. Equipped with extremely compact sized hot-forged carabiners with wire gate for easy rope insertion.The wire gate facilitates rope insertion and prevents the gate from oscillating in case of impact against the rock. Thanks to hot forging,the light and crafted design allows a better-grip during maneuvers.Equipped with a new , durable and extremely light 10 mm Dyneema sling and a rubber fastener on the lower carabiner that prevents accidental rotation during use and protects the sling from wear and tear. Available lengths: 12 – 17 – 22 cm. Strength: 22 kN. Weight: 54 g (12 cm). 0333 – Made in Italy.
FLY-WEIGHT ALPINE SET
A compact, ultra light (only 66 g) and versatile quickdraw intended both for trad and sport climbing. Conceived to make sure the rope runs correctly over roofs, aretes, on traverses or simply to ensure spacing from the rock. Can be used as a 60 cm long quickdraw or quickly converted to 30 cm length. Consists of two FLY-WEIGHT karabiners and a 60 cm long Dyneema 10 mm sling. 0333 – Made in Italy.
NIMBLE SET NY PRO
Extremely robust and ergonomic, ideal for working a route. Two-carabiner combination with flat base allows for optimal housing of the sling and is equipped with catch-free nose for easy rope insertion/removal. Equipped with an ergonomic and robust variable width (25/16 mm) polyamide sling, ideal for work on a sport climbing route. Also equipped with a rubber fastener on the lower carabiner that prevents accidental rotation during use and protects the sling from wear and tear. Strength: 22 kN. Weight: 114 g (12cm). 0333 – Made in Italy.
LIME SET NY PRO
Robust and multipurpose, with excellent quality / price ratio. Ideal for various sport climb and mountaineering uses, it’ equipped with upper and lower carabiner with catch-free nose, for easy rope insertion/removal. Equipped with an ergonomic and robust variable width (25/16 mm) polyamide sling, ideal for work on a sport climbing route. Also equipped with a rubber fastener on the lower carabiner that prevents accidental rotation during use and protects the sling from wear and tear. Strenght 22kN. Weigth 95 g (12cm). 0333 – Made in Italy.
Large HMS karabiner with wide opening, made of hot-forged light alloy, designed for use in mountaineering, recovery manoeuvres and rescue operations: • shape guarantees correct axial loading relative to rope and other devices; • large size and ample width to allow use of Munter hitch knot, the securing of more than one rope, slings or devices and rope manoeuvres in general; • accentuated double-T profile, for an excellent weight/load ratio; • lightened and shaped form for improved ease of holding; • catch-free closure to avoid accidental tangling during use; • available with or without ACL system, which allows attachment to the harness’s belay loop, preventing cross loading; • available with screw or triplex gate. AXIS HMS SG/SGL: strength 25-10-7 kN AXIS HMS TG/TGL: strength 25-8-7 kN EN 12275:2013 – H 0333 – Made in Italy.
Multiuse belay/abseil device with innovative and compact design (registered design), suitable for use with half. twin and single ropes for mountaineering, multi-pitch sport climbing and trad routes. Intuitive and easy to use, the BE-UP has a modular braking system to optimise braking with all types of rope and allow the auto-locking and independent belaying of two seconds. Extreme flexibility permits: • effective belaying of the leader. The particular shape of the BE-UP’s body allows rope to be paid out fluidly, rapidly and without jams; • while belaying the leader on a multipitch route using two ropes, the BE-UP lets you pay out one rope while the other is locked-off, BE-UP is the only such device that lets you do this; • effective, modular braking of the rope: the “V” notches are specially designed to guarantee better braking control when arresting a fall, abseiling or bringing up seconds; • the bringing-up of one or two seconds, with auto-locking and each second being belayed independently of the other (GUIDE MODE). The BE-UP’s special shape and the attachment ring built into the body allow you to bring up one or two seconds using twin or half ropes Ø>7.3 mm. You can continue to bring-up one second while the other is hanging with their rope locked-off in the BE-UP; • the unlocking of the rope and lowering of one free-hanging second, without difficulty, with twin or half ropes Ø>7.3 mm. BE-UP is the only such device that lets you to do this, simply by inserting a normal HMS karabiner in the unlocking hole; • rapidly switching from taking-in (GUIDE MODE) to belaying the leader, for leading through; • abseiling descents, keeping the ropes separate. The “V” notches allow you to effectively control the rate of descent, without twisting the ropes. Weight : 85g For use with ropes: EN 892 half and twin rope Ø 7,3 ÷ 9 mm / single ropes Ø 8,6 ÷ 10,5 mm UIAA – Conform to EN. 15151-2:2012 type-4 Made in Italy
PULLEYS and ASCENDERS
ORBITER PULLEYS FAMILY
Light alloy pulleys family. Characteristics: • new pulleys featured by a lightened design; • ideal for use in mountaineering, rescue and work at height; • ideal for use hauling and load deviations; • for use with rope ø ≤ 13 mm; • ORBITER F :robust and compact light alloy pulley with fixed flanges • ORBITER M :robust and compact light alloy pulley with mobile flanges • ORBITER S : versatile and compact light alloy pulley with mobile flanges.. • ORBITER D : versatile and compact light alloy pulley with mobile flanges. • ORBITER T : versatile and compact light alloy twin pulley with mobile flanges.
Left or right-hand light alloy ascender handle with ergonomic rubber grip for climbing ropes. Numerous advantages: new ergonomic grip, with support for index finger, for improved effective when polling during climbing; • cam opening lever usable with one hand; patented system for unlocking the cam, with just one downwards movement necessary; • cam with 3 cut-outs to prevent build-up of mud and reduce the force needed to slide the ascender up the rope. • two attachment holes for various possible uses, anti-inversion cam system, secondary hole for connecting a maglia rapide for an etrier. Weight: 215 g EN 567:2013 for use with ropes: Ø 8 ÷ 13 mm EN 12841:2006-B for use with ropes: Ø 10 ÷ 13 mm 0333 – Made in Italy.
CHEST ASCENDER EVO
Light alloy right-hand chest ascender for climbing up ropes, to use together with the ascender handle QUICK UP. Numerous advantages: • new external profile of the open lever which makes climbing up the rope smoother and more effective; new shape for the hole in the opening lever, to facilitate use even when wearing gloves; new lower hole design, so that the device always stays parallel to the user; • patented system for unlocking the cam, with just one downwards movement necessary; • cam with 3 cut-outs to prevent build-up of mud and reduce the force needed to slide the ascender up the rope. • anti-inversion cam system. Peso: 145 g EN 567:2013 per uso con corde: Ø 8 ÷ 13 mm EN 12841:2006-B per uso con corde: Ø 10 ÷ 13 mm 0333 – Made in Italy.
Adjustable monoetrier, made of robust polyamide, ideal for ascending the rope in mountaineering, caving and artificial climbing. Steel buckle for rapid length adjustment.Contoured foot step, for easy insertion of boot, and with a sling to keep the foot in position during the ascent. Total length:125 cm, weight: 85 g. Made in Europe
Lightweight etrier with 4 steps, made of robust polyamide, for artificial climbing and artificial sections on free routes. 4 contoured foot steps with abrasion-resistant inserts. Two upper steps integrated into the top two steps, loop for top attachment and lower point for connecting a second etrier. It can be folded into a small space, and transportable to the harness, using the elastic webbing with Velcro of the last ladder. Total length:150 cm cm, weight:175 g. Made in Europe
Light leather gloves whose extremely comfortable ergonomic cut allows you good use of your fingers. Developed for belaying, abseiling and rope work in general. Double thickness of natural leather on the palm and between thumb and first finger. Reinforced leather back with elastic antiabrasion inserts. Ergonomic neoprene wrist band with Velcro fastening and hole for attachment to harness. Available in sizes S-M-L-XL-XXL. Made in Pakistan
Very robust and comfortable leather gloves with ergonomic cut for intensive use. Developed for prolonged use in rope manoeuvres, belaying, abseiling and rescue. Double thickness of natural leather on the palm and between thumb and first finger. Back in elastic breathable fabric with leather reinforcement, ergonomic neoprene wrist band with Velcro fastening and hole for attachment to harness. Available in sizes S-M-L-XL-XXL. Made in Pakistan
Leather gloves. Comfortable, hard-wearing and breathable, have been specially developed for vie ferrate and adventure parks, useful also for rope manoeuvres. Double fabric thickness on palm and between thumb and first finger. Insert for wiping away sweat on thumb. Ergonomic neoprene wrist band with Velcro fastening and practical system to take off the gloves. Available size: S – M – L – XL – XXL. Made in Pakistan
Multipurpose helmet for women and children designed for mountaineering, climbing, vie ferrate and adventure parks. Characteristics: • close-fitting form designed for smaller heads (babies and women); • light and comfortable, with good ventilation thanks to the many openings present in the shell; • adjustable for different head circumferences • light ABS outer and internal expanded polyester shell; • front headtorch attachment; • choice of two different internal padding materials: absorbent material (cod 6X959**A) ; washable non-absorbent padding (cod 6X959**B) to guarantee better hygiene and facilitate washing, for frequent use in adventure parks and climbing schools. Weight: 300 g. Adjustable size cm 48 ÷ 56 EN 12492:2003 – Made in Italy.
ANCHORS and SLINGS
LOOPER DY PRO
Extyremely light Dyneema loop sling 10 mm wide. Available lengths: 60 and 120 cm. Breaking strength 22 kN. EN 566:2006 – 0333 – Made in Europe.
An innovative asymmetric sling constructed in durable 16 mm polyamide, ideal for mountaineering, caving and canyoning. Innovative loop (registered design) for connecting to harness and two arms of different lengths (30 and 60 cm) to facilitate rope manoeuvres such as: selfbelaying at a stance, abseiling, ascending the rope and moving between sections while caving or canyoning. NOTE CAREFULLY: the YPSILON has no energy dissipation device for use on via ferrata for which its use is forbidden. Strength: 22kN Weight: 90 g EN 566:2006 – 0333 – Made in Europe.
Multidirectional anchor plate made of AISI 316L stainless steel, Equipped with one or two rings, having inner diameter 40 mm. Used in pairs, it allows a belay station to be created. Available with hole Ø 10 and 12 mm. Strength: 15-25 kN. CE0333 – EN795:2012 – A Conform to: EN 959:2007 Made in Italy.
Gaiters for alpinism and winter trekking that fits, thanks to its cutting, also for use in ice climbing: • shape designed to fit perfectly to any type of boot; • made from ripstop 600D, abrasion resistant fabric, and top in waterproof and breathable fabric; • Velcro and zipper closure at front , press stud closure at the top and bottom, and hooks to fix to boots; • reinforced synthetic straps, with protected internal adjustment buckle; • elastic cord easy to manipulate with one hand; • available in two sizes (S-M / L-XL). Made in P.R.C.
WHIPPY I E Y
Elastic ice tool sling-holders: • new bicolor elastic webbing 13 mm; • designed for leashless ice climbing, it prevents the risk of dropping your ice tool; • the high extensibility of the arms allows performing maneuvers without impediment. Attention! This product is not intended for human support! NOT to be used as a PPE! Weight: version I 42 g, version Y 82 g Made in Europe
Day sack for ski-mountaineering, with compact, body-hugging form and top zip for rapid access to shovel and probe: • made of lightweight resistant fabric; • shoulder straps and back made of comfortable quick-drying mesh; • top with wide zipper opening for easy packing and rapid access to shovel and probe when necessary; • back with integrated zip for easy access to contents, without having to expose them to snow; • two useful external net pockets, front pocket with zip, net pocket for shovel and two internal pockets for shovel handle and probe; • straps for side mounting of skis and diagonal ski mounting, ice-axe holder; • fold-away ice-axe loops and diagonal ski carrying loops. Available colours: orange and green Volume 28 L, weight 680 g. Made in Vietnam
Ski-mountaineering rucksack for multiday use, whose clean-cut minimal form is ideal for carrying all the equipment for a technical itinerary: • made of a combination of light and robust fabrics; • shoulder straps and ergonomic back made of quick-drying mesh; • wide top opening for easy packing, internal pocket for shovel and probe; • back with integrated zip for easy internal access, without having to expose contents to snow; • lumbar mesh strap with two zip pockets; • front pocket for skins and accessories, two wide vertical zip pockets for crampon, crampon bindings and accessories; • ice-axe holder and robust lateral ski carrying system; Available colours: orange and black Volume 35 L, weight 1100 g. Made in Vietnam
Medium-size and weight haul bag, created especially for short big walls, for multipitch routes or for transporting equipment: • 25 L volume, extendible to 35 L; • made out of the new, resistant TPU material (polyurethane) completely PVC free; • different-length suspension straps incorporating daisy chain; • roll-neck upper section for rapid filling and access; • easy-to-remove shoulder straps, can be repositioned inside the haul bag; • two internal gear loops and internal pocket with zip; • base strap, with attachment points for accessories. Weight: 700 g. Made in P.R.C.
CRAGGY HAUL BAG
Haul bag designed specifically for a big-wall day climbing, as rucksack for alpine routes and for carrying the equipment: • generous volume of 40 L, expandable to 50 L; • out of the new, resistant TPU material (polyurethane) completely PVC free;• haul webbing in two different lengths; • roll-up closure for easy access and packing; • ergonomic shoulder strap with load adjustor straps.Removable padded hip belt-back panel; • two gear loops and zip pocket inside, two vertical frontal handles; • bag-bottom cross webbing attachment points for clipping a portaledge or a subbag. Peso: 1500 g. Made in P.R.C.
ZENITH HAUL BAG
Haul bag designed specifically for big-wall climbing and expeditions: • generous volume of 70 L, expandable to 85 L; • out of the new, resistant TPU material (polyurethane) completely PVC free; • haul webbing in two different lengths; • roll-up closure for easy access and packing; • ergonomic shoulder strap with load adjustor straps.Removable padded hip belt-back panel; • two gear loops and zip pocket inside, two vertical frontal handles; • bag-bottom cross webbing attachment points for clipping a portaledge or a sub-bag. Weight: 1700 g. Made in P.R.C.