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Salewa Sticht
Double Slot, With Spring

9/9 spring, v.&nbspA 9/9 spring, v.&nbspB 9/11 spring, v. A 9/11 spring, v. B
9/9 spring, v. A 9/9 spring, v. B 9/11 spring, v. A 9/11 spring, v. B
 
9/11 spring, v. C 9/11 spring, v. D 9/11 spring, v. E
9/11 spring, v. C 9/11 spring, v. D 9/11 spring, v. E
 
11/11 spring, v. A 11/11 spring, v. B 11/11 spring, v. C
11/11 spring, v. A 11/11 spring, v. B 11/11 spring, v. C

Overview


9/9 (/w spring) (#849)

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Technical Details

I acquired this Sticht plate used from Gareth Parry in 2007.

The Salewa Sticht (/w spring), 9/9 is forged from aluminum alloy. It is 68 mm. tall, 66 mm. wide, and 45 mm thick. The slots are heavily worn so I can only estimate the original length (28 mm.), but the original widths were 12.2 mm.and 12.5 mm. This Sticht plate weighs 96 g.

A spring fits in a circumferential groove in the side of plate, and the groove is sheared and crimped closed over about one-fourth the circumference to provide an exit. The outer end of the spring is welded to the previous coil to provide a smooth, closed loop. There is a steel bracket screwed to the top of the plate from below by a 4 mm. countersunk screw. A small dimple on the lower end of the bracket can hold the spring in the compressed position.

The plate is stamped "9 11mm Sticht," "Doppelseilbremse DBPa," "SALEWA" and "Made in West Germany."

Comments

This is another typical double rope Sticht plate. I prefer springs on my plates because they make the plate handle better. The spring helps keep the plate from locking against the belay carabiner while feeding or taking rope, but does not interfere with the plate's action during a fall. The disadvantage is that the springs seem to tangle on EVERYTHING, including my keeper cords. Locking the coils under the bracket helps slightly, but the springs still find ways to catch on other cords on my rack. There is a dimple on the bracket that securely holds the spring.


9/9 (/w spring)
(#1677)

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Technical Details

I acquired my Salewa Sticht (/w spring), 9/9, Version B from Harald Müller in 2010.

Version B is 66 mm. long, 67 mm. wide, 48 mm. high, and weighs 96 g. It has two slots that are 27 mm. long.

The plate is stamped "9 11mm Sticht," "Doppelseilbremse DBPa," "SALEWA" and "Made in West Germany."

Comments

The finish is different than the one on Version A, and the markings are rotated 180 deg;


9/11 (/w spring), Version A
(#620)

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Technical Details

I don't have a record of where or when I acquired this Sticht plate, but it was in the early 1970s, and no later than 1974.

The Salewa Sticht (/w spring), 9/11, Version A is forged from aluminum alloy. It is 66 mm. tall, 66 mm. wide, and 48 mm. thick. One slot is 26.8 mm. long and 11.8 mm wide, and the other is 32.7 mm. long (but partly worn) and 14.3 mm. wide. This Sticht plate weighs 96 g.

A spring fits in a circumferential groove in the side of plate, and the groove is sheared and crimped closed over about one-fourth the circumference to provide an exit. The outer end of the spring is welded to the pervious coil to provide a smooth, closed loop. There is a steel bracket screwed to the top of the plate from below by a 4 mm. countersunk screw. There is no dimple like the one on the 9/9 (/w spring) or 9/11 (/w spring), Version B.

The plate is stamped "9 11mm Sticht," "Doppelseilbremse DBPa," "SALEWA" and "made in West Germany."

Comments

This is my first Sticht belay plate. It features different size slots for 9 mm.and 11 mm. rope. Admittedly, one could use the same slot for both, and get different performance, but I like the different size slots. As it turns out, I'm often climbing with an 11 mm.lead line and a 9 mm.haul line, so this arrangement suits me. This Sticht has a spring to help keep the plate away from the brake carabiner. This is not essential, but it simplifies feeding and taking in rope.

This is designed to hold the spring in the compressed position for carrying. It does not work well because there is no dimple (the spring is easily knocked loose), and is unnecessary in any case.

The white instruction pages shown here came with this plate, but do not illustrate this version, The yellow instructions, which I acquired many years later, show this version.


9/11 (/w spring), Version B
(#826, 1729, 2672)

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Technical Details

I acquired this Sticht plate used from Patrice St. Germain in 2005. I acquired a second from from Steve Booth in 2011. I acquired another in 2017 as part of Bob Thrun's collection.

The Salewa Sticht (/w spring), 9/11, Version B is forged from aluminum alloy. It is 67 mm. tall, 68 mm. wide, and 42 mm. thick. One slot is 26.6 mm. long and 11.9 mm wide, and the other is 32.4 mm. long and 13.9 mm. wide. This Sticht plate weighs 98 g.

A spring fits in a circumferential groove in the side of plate, and the groove is sheared and crimped closed over about one-fourth the circumference to provide an exit. The outer end of the spring is welded to the pervious coil to provide a smooth, closed loop. There is a steel bracket screwed to the top of the plate from below by a 4 mm. countersunk screw. A small dimple on the lower end of the bracket can hold the spring in the compressed position.

The plate is stamped "9 11mm Sticht," "Doppelseilbremse DBPa," "SALEWA" and "Made in West Germany."

Comments

The Salewa Sticht (/w spring), 9/11, Version B is a normal forged double-rope Sticht plate. This one is similar to 9/11 (/w spring), Version A, featuring a spring and different size slots for 9 mm.and 11 mm. rope. The spring bracket is different than the one on 9/11 (/w spring), Version A. There is a dimple on the bottom of this plate's bracket that holds the spring rather securely in the compressed position.


9/11 (/w spring), Version C
(#855)

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Technical Details

I acquired this Sticht plate used from Craig Kubanoff in 2007.

The Salewa Sticht (/w spring), 9/11, Version C is forged from aluminum alloy. It is 66 mm. tall, 67 mm. wide, and 46 mm. thick. One slot is 27.0 mm. long and 12.5 mm wide, and the other is 32.4 mm. long and 14.9 mm. wide. This Sticht plate weighs 98 g.

A spring fits in a circumferential groove in the side of plate, and the groove is sheared and crimped closed over about one-fourth the circumference to provide an exit. The outer end of the spring is welded to the pervious coil to provide a smooth, closed loop. There is a steel bracket screwed to the top of the plate from below by a 4 mm. countersunk screw. A small dimple on the lower end of the bracket can hold the spring in the compressed position.

The plate is stamped "9 11mm Sticht," "Doppelseilbremse DBPa," "SALEWA" and "made in West Germany."

Comments

The Salewa Sticht (/w spring), 9/11, Version C is a normal forged double-rope Sticht plate. This one is similar to 9/11 (/w spring), Versions A and B, featuring a spring and different size slots for 9 mm.and 11 mm. rope. The spring bracket is similar to the one on 9/11 (/w spring), Version A except it has a dimple on the bottom. The dimple holds the spring rather securely in the compressed position. Version C differs from Versions A and B in the relative location of the two slots.


9/11 (/w spring), Version D
(#1695, 1696)

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Technical Details

I acquired one Salewa Sticht (/w spring), 9/11, Version D from Jeff Levin and another from Philip Harris, both in 2010.

Version D is 67 mm. long, 68 mm. wide, 48 mm. high, and weighs 97 g. It has two slots that are 27 and 34 mm. long.

The plate is stamped "9 11mm Sticht," "Doppelseilbremse DBPa," "SALEWA" and "made in West Germany."

Comments

The hole pattern and marking alignment match Version D, but the undersides of the brackets are different.


9/11 (/w spring), Version E
(#1730)

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Technical Details

I acquired my Salewa Sticht (/w spring), 9/11, Version E from Steve Booth in 2011.

Version E is 66 mm. long, 68 mm. wide, 47 mm. high, and weighs 94 g. It has two slots that are 27 and 32 mm. long.

The plate is stamped "9 11mm Sticht," "Doppelseilbremse DBPa," "SALEWA" and "made in West Germany."

Comments

The hole pattern and marking alignment match Version A, but the undersides of the brackets are different.


11/11 (/w spring), Version A
(#844)

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Technical Details

I acquired this Sticht plate used from Zak Ryersbach in 2007.

The Salewa Sticht (/w spring), 11/11 is forged from aluminum alloy. It is 64 mm. tall, 67 mm. wide, and 44 mm thick. This Sticht plate weighs 86 g.

A spring fits in a circumferential groove in the side of plate, and the groove is sheared and crimped closed over about one-fourth the circumference to provide an exit. The outer end of the spring is welded to the pervious coil to provide a smooth, closed loop. There is a steel bracket screwed to the top of the plate from below by a 4 mm. countersunk screw. A small dimple on the lower end of the bracket can hold the spring in the compressed position.

The plate is stamped "11mm Sticht Seilbremse," "DBPa," "SALEWA" and "made in West Germany."

Comments

This is a forged single-rope Sticht plate. If you look closely at the picture, you will see that this Sticht leans toward the side with the bracket, while all the others lean away. This is actually important, since it shows that this Sticht was assembled incorrectly. The problem is that the plate was not aligned properly when the spring was installed, so the spring leaves the groove about 20° earlier than it should. Thus causes the spring to catch under the bracket and tilt. A short bracket exacerbates this problem.


11/11 (/w spring), Version B
(#1733)

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Technical Details

I acquired my Salewa Sticht (/w spring), 11/11, Version B from Jean Husband in 2011.

Version B is 66 mm. long, 68 mm. wide, 46 mm. high, and weighs 99 g. It has two slots that are 30 mm. long. The black finish is paint.

The plate is stamped "11mm Sticht," Dopplesseilbremse," and "made in West Germany."

Comments

The painted finish extends under the spring. Since the spring is crimped in place, this shows that the paint was original. I do not like paint on devices where the rope rubs, since the paint makes a mess of the rope.


11/11 (/w spring), Version C
(#1734)

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Technical Details

I acquired my Salewa Sticht (/w spring), 11/11, Version C from Jean Husband in 2011.

Version C is 66 mm. long, 68 mm. wide, 49 mm. high, and weighs 99 g. It has two slots that are 30 mm. long. It is painted blue.

The plate is stamped "11mm Sticht," Dopplesseilbremse," and "made in West Germany."

Comments

The painted finish extends under the spring. Since the spring is crimped in place, this shows that the paint was original. I do not like paint on devices where the rope rubs, since the paint makes a mess of the rope.

Compared to Version B, the markings are rotated 180°.