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Title: Ladders
Post by: mungeclimber on February 25, 2010, 11:39:54 pm
It is done.

Need to practice in em so'z I don't get skeered of their cool factor on the wall.

not f'ing inexpensive, but it was a gift so I'm not complaining.

Title: Re: Ladders
Post by: hoipolloi on February 28, 2010, 10:18:11 am
wall ladders?


Welcome to the 21st century!
Title: Re: Ladders
Post by: *Mucci* on February 28, 2010, 12:28:34 pm

Hell, I still use hand tied every now and again, you know for the sport of it..

Duct tape and Frost knots....That's how chit got done.
Title: Re: Ladders
Post by: mungeclimber on February 28, 2010, 02:00:31 pm
my feet are too old for frost knots


thx, tho guys, I like advanced technology.  heh
Title: Re: Ladders
Post by: Slakkey on March 21, 2010, 01:38:31 pm
I have been in the process of getting my aid ladder set up dialed in. Current set up is Metoius 8 step ladders. I went with these as I like the slightly more narrow profile vs the yates. The lack of a spreader bar may be an issue for some but having come from using traditional Etriers for now at least I dont see this for myself being as much as an issue. I have 2 ladders with metolius monster daises clipped into each ladder. I used regular daises with Etirers in the past so I went with what worked as if its not broke dont need to fix it. However I do see the merit of adjustable ones as well and have experimented with Yates. I know that there have been a few that have used the Metoius easy daises as well and just wondering if anyone can shed any new light on the subject as to pros or cons with regard to the Metoius ones.

Climbing season is beginning to ramp up so just trying to get some ideas from people who have been thinking about their own set ups as well.
Title: Re: Ladders
Post by: ice ravines on March 21, 2010, 11:59:34 pm
I have the Yates version & have no complaints, their gear really works. Yates has been around a long time and makes great reliable gear for climbers & rescue teams.  Imho..
Good question though. I guess it's time  for testing gear.
Title: Re: Ladders
Post by: johnmac on March 22, 2010, 07:21:11 am
I use 2 Yates BW Ladders and carry a speed aider as a third if needed. I find using adjustable daises or aiders just slows me down. The ladders work so well.

Title: Re: Ladders
Post by: kindredlion on March 28, 2010, 12:17:13 pm
Yates - burly and have the spreader bar.. the bees knees.. Also heavy and often overkill.. 

Misty Mountain makes a ladder that doesn't have the spreader bar but does have stiff steps and the elastic loop for jugging. 
My personal favorites - they are streamlined and light.

Like JohnMac - I carry two ladders - and a third 'floater' to be used as needed - usually a junky floppy aider bootied from some place..