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Singing Rock

Standard Hornet Shuttle
Standard Hornet Shuttle

Overview


Standard (#1609)

Front Rear Top
Front Rear Top
 
Left Right Bottom
Left Right Bottom

Technical Details

I acquired my Singing Rock on eBay in 2008.

The Singing Rock belay tube is forged from aluminum alloy and then soft anodized. Mine is 46 mm. long, 53 mm. wide, 100 mm. high, and weighs 58 g. The slots are 33 mm. long and 14 mm. wide. The top of the Omega oval carabiner that I use for comparing belay tubes sits 15 mm. below the ends of the slots. The keeper is a stiff plastic-covered cable.

One side of the tube is printed with arrow pointing up inside a rectangle, "singing rock," "MADE IN EEC," and "0204" (presumably the date of manufacture). The other side is printed with an illustration showing how to rig the device.

Comments

I saw my first Singing Rock belay tube in a climbing shop in Prague in December, 2000, on one of my last days in the Czech Republic. The salesman was busy, I was in a hurry, and I assumed that I could easily find another one once I got home. I didn't think that it would take nearly eight years!


Hornet (#841)

Front Rear Top
Front Rear Top
 
Left Right Bottom
Left Right Bottom

Technical Details

I bought my Singing Rock Hornet new on eBay in 2006.

The Hornet is a notched belay tube. It is forged from aluminum alloy and then hard anodized. Mine is 60 mm. long, 47 mm. wide, 111 mm. high, and weighs 73 g. The slots are 33 mm. long and 15 mm. wide. The top of the Omega oval carabiner that I use for comparing belay tubes sits 9 mm. below the ends of the slots. The keeper is a stiff plastic-covered cable.

One side of the Hornet is printed with an illustration showing how to rig the device, and arrow pointing up inside a rectangle, "singing rock," "MADE IN EEC," and "0205" (presumably the date of manufacture).

Comments

The Hornet is essentially identical to the Edelrid Lotse, Salewa Tubus, Trango Jaws, and Zero-G G-Wedge; so to avoid repetition, I refer you to the Trango Jaws description.


Shuttle (#1713)

Front Rear Top
Front Rear Top
 
Left Right Bottom
Left Right Bottom

Technical Details

I acquired my Singing Rock Shuttle from Outfitter's Outlet in 2011.

The Singing Rock Shuttle is a notched belay tube. It is forged from aluminum alloy and then soft anodized. Mine is 39 mm. long, 74 mm. wide, 83 mm. high, and weighs 63 g. The slots are 34 mm. long and 14 mm. wide. The top of the Omega oval carabiner that I use for comparing belay tubes sits 20 mm. below the ends of the slots. The plastic-covered cable keeper is moderately flexible.

One side is printed with an up-pointing arros in a box, "singing rock," "shuttle," and a rigging illustration. The other side is printed with a different rigging illustration that shows the guide mode, a book-with-an-"i" icon, and "0510."

Comments

The shuttle is more compact than most other guide-type belay tubes. The keeper is angled with respect to the slots, a feature that seems to have no arvantage or disarvantage. The central rib is relieved on the bottom to facilitate getting a carabiner into the carabiner eye.