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Climb Right

Version A Version B
Version A Version B

Overview


Version A
(#1303)

Front Rear
Front Rear

Technical Details

I acquired my Climb Right from Sara Trovich in 2011.

The Climb Right is forged from aluminum alloy and then soft anodized. Mine is 171 mm. tall, 172 mm. wide, and 17 mm. thick. The rope hole is 64 mm. high and 72 mm. wide. The top center thickness is 14 mm. The shaft length and width are 48 mm. and 40 mm., respectively. The auxiliary hole is 31.9 mm. high and 16 mm. wide. The eye measures 36 mm. by 40 mm. The ears are 35.4 mm. long. My Climb Right weighs 272 g.

The front top is printed with "CLIMB RIGHT," "# 85228," a horizontal double arrow, "KN 25, a vertical double arrow, and "40."

Comments

This is one of the following family of essentially identical forged aluminum rescue eights with ears:

Image Device     Image Device
Asol, Version B Asol, Version B   Fusion Terminal Rappel 8 Fusion Terminal Rappel 8  
Climb Right Climb Right, Version A   Good Makings, Version A Good Makings, Version A
Climb X Rescue 8 With Ears Climb X Rescue 8 With Ears   Kong Big "8"(805.06) Kong Big "8" (805.06)
Epic Peak Epic Peak   Mad Rock Rescue 8 Mad Rock Rescue 8
Fusion Fusion      

The Climbing Technology Ltd. eight is similar, but the ears are shaped differently. The Climb Right, Version B has a similar design, but it is a milled eight and is significantly smaller. There are several Kong steel eights that also have similar designs, some about the same size as the Kong Big "8" (805.06) in the table, some smaller.

On all of the ones in the table, the eye and ears are larger than they need to be. The belay slot is a reasonable size for a Sticht slot, and insetting part of the slot into the useless portion of the upper rope hole reduces the length of the eight. Still, like all rescue eights, these are too large and heavy for an eight - there are much better devices that are smaller and lighter than these eights but work just as well, if not better.


Version B
(#2442)

Front Rear
Front Rear

Technical Details

I acquired my Climb Right, Version B from WesSpur Tree Equipment in 2017.

Version B is milled from aluminum alloy plate and then soft anodized. Mine is 149 mm. tall, 150 mm. wide, and 12 mm. thick. The rope hole is 55 mm. high and 71 mm. wide. The top center thickness is 12 mm. The shaft length and width are 43 mm. and 41 mm., respectively. The auxiliary hole is 31 mm. high and 15.3 mm. wide. The eye measures 31 mm. by 37 mm. The ears are 23.9 mm. long. My Climb Right, Version B weighs 208 g.

The front top is printed with "CLIMB RIGHT," "#85280," a horizontal double arrow, "25 kN, a vertical double arrow, and "40 kN." The arch over the belay slot on the front side is printed with "Made in U.S.A."

Comments

Version B is a typical example of a milled aluminum rescue eight.

As usual, the ears are larger than they need to be and they are not in the most convenient location. The belay slot is a reasonable size for a Sticht slot, and insetting part of the slot into the useless portion of the upper rope hole reduces the length of the eight. THis eight is smaller and lighter than Version A, but still larger than what I like to carry.