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Figure Eights

Many figure eights are pretty much alike, if you rule out the Rocksport and steel ones as too heavy and the CMI Ultra 8 as too small. Most of the shape variations really don't mean very much. My own Open Eight is an exception. I used to use hard coated forged eights. They lasted quite a while, then suddenly the coating would wear through and the eight wouldn't last much longer. I switched to milled plate eights because I felt that there was less chance of manufacturing defects, but I think this wasn't really a valid concern. I rarely use eights any more (now that I have some superb titanium mini-racks in the same weight range: too bad that these are available no longer), but if I did, the DMM Cardiac Arrester would be my choice - because it is so pretty and has such a neat name. Of course, it works as well as any eight.

As I said, all of the midrange eights are pretty much equivalent, but look at the extremes. Compare the size and weight of the CMI Ultra 8 with the Rocksport! For general use, I don't see any reason to choose an eight that weighs much more than 150 to 200 grams.

According to Pit Schubert (Bergunsteigen 3/06), the figure eight was invented by Dr. Max Pfrimmer, a physician who worked with the mountain troopers medical corps in St. Johann, Tirol, Austria, during WWII. Pfrimmer documented his idea for a lowering device in his diary on October 1, 1943. Only in the latter 1950s did Pfrimmer consider using his eight for rappelling. Pfrimmer offered his idea to Schuster’s sports equipment store in Munich, which commercialized the eight in the early 1960s, but without success. The CMI Standard, introduced in 1974, was a major commercial advance, and it established the future of eights in the USA. It is still in production.

The earliest figure eight that I own is the Fisher, Version A, which appeared in an advertisement in the June 1963 issue of Mountain Craft. The earliest figure eight appearing in the USA that I know of was one was sold for $3.50 in an Adirondack climbing shop in the Summer of 1965 (Bill Craig, Nittany Grotto News, XIV,1, pp.4-5). That eight was made in West Germany, welded from 1/4" [6 mm.] steel rod, was 140 mm. long, and had hole and eye internal diameters of 47 and 35 mm., respectively. This was probably the Schuster’s eight, and it may also be the same as Black's - the dimensions are similar. Various people used eights after that, but it wasn't until after CMI introduced their hard-coated eight, which I first saw advertised in the October 1974 issue of Off Belay magazine, that the popularity of the eight took off in the USA.

If you can help me get one of these German eights, please please email me.

Gallery

Image ID Device Description Acquired Weight Height Width Thickness Std. volume
Advanced Base Camp, Version A 1054
1348
Advanced Base Camp, Version A Forged, polished, round rope hole, oval eye
  • Moosineer, 2007
  • acmeclimbing.com, 2008
105 131 75 13 124
Advanced Base Camp, Version B 915 Advanced Base Camp, Version B Forged, soft anodized, round rope hole, oval eye On Rope 1, 2002 106 132 74 13 129
Advanced Base Camp Friction 8 591 Advanced Base Camp Friction 8 Forged, soft anodized, teardrop rope hole, quarter circle eye Yucca Dune, 2001 93 128 74 14 128
Advanced Base Camp Friction 8 (Notch) 1055 Advanced Base Camp Friction 8 (Notch) Forged, soft anodized, teardrop rope hole, quarter circle eye /w urethane eye liner Moosineer, 2007 99 128 73 13 123
Advanced Base Camp Mini 1053,
1255
Advanced Base Camp Mini Forged, polished, round rope hole, oval eye
  • Moosineer, 2007
  • GotYourGear.com, 2009
98 115 70 14 112
AMP Tiny 8 2449 Alpidex Harmonia Forged, soft anodized, round holes David Wain, 2017 123 145 75 16 170
AMP Tiny 8 1307 AMP Tiny 8 Forged, hard anodized, round holes KWC Industries Inc., 2011 131 145 76 15 66
AustriAlpin 1073 AustriAlpin Forged, soft anodized, round rope hole, oval eye AustriAlpin USA, 2007 106 132 74 13 127
Axis 1405 Axis Forged, polished, round rope hole, oval eye Wild Earth, 2014 126 144 75 16 172
Beal Air Force 8 1445 Beal Air Force 8 Forged, soft anodized, round rope hole, round eye Amazon.com, 2015 126 145 75 16 171
Black Diamond Super 8 304
934
1048
1204
Black Diamond Super 8 Forged, soft anodized, slight pear upper hole, pentagonal lower hole
  • Exkursion, 1990
  • Mike Adams, 2003
  • Suzanne Butler, 2007
  • Zachary Britner, 2009
90 120 75 13 117
Black's, Version A 1175 Black's, Version A Welded steel rod, unfinished teardrop hole & eye Frank Brown, 2008 106 141 59 8 69
Black's, Version A 1176 Black's, Version B Welded steel rod, plated, teardrop hole & eye Frank Brown, 2008 87 139 63 7 61
BlueWater, Version A 496 BlueWater, Version A Forged, soft anodized, round holes Canyon Country, 1994 131 142 72 15 153
BlueWater, Version B 1068 BlueWater, Version B Forged, soft anodized, round holes James & Bobbi Hyde, 2007 129 144 74 15 156
BlueWater, Version C 1208 BlueWater, Version C Forged, soft anodized, round rope hole, oval eye Karl Austin, 2009 109 131 74 13 129
BlueWater Minus 8 1257 BlueWater Minus 8 Forged, soft anodized, round rope hole, oval eye Gil Pettyjohn, 2010 88 115 69 13 103
Brasovia Small 1339 Brasovia Small Forged, soft anodized, round rope hole, oval eye Brasovia, 2012 106 130 74 13 124
Brasovia Standard 1340 Brasovia Standard Forged, soft anodized, round rope hole, round eye Brasovia, 2012 115 145 75 16 169
British 1315 British Forged, unfinished, round holes Caroline Campbell , 2010 201 176 100 13 219
Camp, Version A 959 Camp, Version A Forged, soft anodized, oval holes Michael Adams, 2004 97 114 68 15 117
Camp, Version B 1035 Camp, Version B Forged, unfinished, round rope hole, oval eye Mandatory Gear, 2007 102 131 74 13 130
Camp, Version C 1100 Camp, Version C Forged, unfinished, oval eye Kendall Chun, 2007 105 132 74 13 126
Camp, Version D 1101 Camp, Version D Forged, unfinished, oval eye Kendall Chun, 2007 106 132 75 13 131
Camp 548.00/01 (Otto Large) 1089 Camp 548.00/01 (Otto Large) Forged, hard anodized, round holes Walkhigh Mountaineering, 2007 123 146 76 16 177
Camp 928.00/01, (Otto Small) 1090 Camp 928.00/01(Otto Small) Forged, hard anodized, oval eye Walkhigh Mountaineering, 2007 102 131 74 13 122
Camp/Lowe Fungo 301 Camp/Lowe Fungo Forged, soft anodized, keeper hole, arched rope hole, round eye Walt Pirie, 1991 97 122 90 19 209
Camp/Lowe, Version A 498 Camp/Lowe, Version A Forged, soft anodized, oval eye Ragged Mountain Equipment, 1994 108 132 74 14 137
Camp/Lowe, Version B 506 Camp/Lowe, Version B Forged, soft anodized, oval eye Ragged Mountain Equipment, 1994 105 132 74 14 137
Cassin, Version A 497 Cassin, Version A Forged, unfinished,oval rope hole, round eye Rt. 51 Army Surplus 139 136 76 16 165
Cassin, Version B 1192 Cassin, Version B Forged, soft anodized, oval rope hole, round eye Jen Collet, 2009 144 140 77 16 166
Cassin, Version C 932 Cassin, Version C Forged, hard anodized, round eye Marc Savinac, 2003 116 136 77 13 135
Cassin, Version D 1069 Cassin, Version D Forged, unfinished, oval rope hole, round eye Robert Southard, 2007 132 139 77 14 152
Cassin, Version E 1128 Cassin, Version E Forged, ceramic finish, twin-bar shank, round holes Chris Christensen, 2007 110 138 70 15 147
Cassin, Version F 520
1271
Cassin, Version F Cast, unfinished, twin-bar shank, round holes
  • Exkursion, 1996
  • Chance Philippi, 2010
108 135 69 15 140
Cassin, Version G 1285 Cassin, Version G Forged, soft anodized, twin-bar shank, round holes Rob Peddie, 2011 108 127 66 15 127
Chouinard, Version A 303 Chouinard, Version A Forged, soft anodized, triangular rope hole Skinny Skis, ca. 1979 82 107 74 17 135
Chouinard, Version B 302 Chouinard, Version B Forged, soft anodized, oval rope hole, round eye Skinny Skis, ca. 1979 146 136 76 16 165
Chouinard, Version C 1217 Chouinard, Version C Forged, soft anodized, oval rope hole, round eye Michael Silvey, 2009 134 140 76 16 165
Climb High, Version A 499 Climb High, Version A Forged, unfinished,oval rope hole, round eye Ragged Mountain Equipment, 1994 141 107 74 17 135
Climb High, Version B 500 Climb High, Version B Forged, soft anodized,oval rope hole, round eye Ragged Mountain Equipment, 1994 142 136 76 16 165
Camp/Lowe, Version C 1050 Climb High, Version C Forged, polished, round rope hole, oval eye Beth Penick, 2007 103 132 74 13 124
Climb High, Version D 1180 Climb High, Version D Forged, polished, oval rope hole, subtriangular eye Francis Fitch, 2008 118 126 79 16 159
Climb Tech 1382 Climb Tech Forged, soft anodized, round holes Climb Tech, 2012 137 145 76 16 175
Climbing Technology Ltd. 985 Climbing Technology Ltd. Forged, soft anodized, round rope hole, oval eye Colm O'Dwyer, 2005 103 130 74 13 125
Climb X Classic, Version A 1439 Climb X Classic, Version A Forged, soft anodized, round holes Climb X, 2015 137 145 75 16 175
Climb X Classic, Version B 1443 Climb X Classic, Version B Forged, soft anodized, round holes Amazon.com, 2015 133 145 76 16 171
Clog Large, Version A 305 Clog Large, Version A Forged, unfinished, round holes, sharp lower hole Teton Mountaineering, 1980 180 169 83 15 211
Clog Large, Version B 1045 Clog Large, Version B Forged, unfinished, round holes, semi-sharp lower hole David Mellor, 2007 209 169 83 14 202
Clog Large, Version C 1041 Clog Large, Version C Forged, unfinished, round holes, ribbed lower hole Edwin Crook, 2007 204 169 83 16 226
Clog Large, Version D 1046 Clog Large, Version D Forged, unfinished, round holes, smooth lower hole David Mellor, 2007 209 168 83 16 216
Clog Large, Version E 306
1118
Clog Large, Version E Forged, unfinished, round holes
  • Bob & Bob, 1990
  • Brian Greco, 2007
192 167 82 16 219
Clog Large, Version F 1181 Clog Large, Version F Forged, unfinished, round holes Nate Fitch, 2008 203 166 83 16 214
1421 Clog Large, Version G Forged, soft anodized, round holes Victoria Peryea, 2014 202 166 82 16 212
Clog Small, Version A 307 Clog Small, Version A Forged, unfinished, round holes John E. Weinel, Inc., 1989 139 144 75 17 184
Clog Small, Version B 308 Clog Small, Version B Forged, hard anodized, round holes ? 138 144 75 17 184
Clog Small, Version C 1224 Clog Small, Version C Forged, unfinished, round holes Tony Howes, 2009 158 145 76 18 200
CMI Standard, Version A 312
1463
2404
CMI Standard, Version A Forged, hard anodized, round holes
  • Mid-1970s?
  • David G Keenan II, 2015
111 (Worn) 136 73 16 160
CMI Standard, Version B 313
1237
CMI Standard, Version B Forged, hard anodized, round holes
  • Late 1970s?
  • Robert Hollobaugh, 2009
  • Bob Thrun Collection, 2017
120 137 72 17 168
CMI Standard, Version D 1062
1063
CMI Standard, Version C Forged, hard anodized, round holes Craig Kubanoff, 2007 110 138 73 16 160
1464 CMI Standard, Version D Forged, hard anodized, round holes David G Keenan II, 2015 110 138 73 16 160
CMI Standard, Version C 914 CMI Standard, Version E Forged, unfinished,round holes On Rope 1, 2002 106 136 73 16 163
CMI Standard, Version E 1124 CMI Standard, Version F Forged, unfinished,round holes Larry Moore, 2007 119 138 73 16 164
CMI Standard, Version F 1190 CMI Standard, Version G Forged, hard anodized, round holes Chris Christensen, 2009 118 138 73 16 163
CMI Standard, Version G 1372 CMI Standard, Version H Forged, hard anodized, round holes Speleoshoppe, 2012 118 139 73 16 162
CMI Ultra 8 315
2443
CMI Ultra 8 Forged, hard anodized, oval rope hole, pear eye
  • Skinny Skis, 1987
  • Bob & Bob, 2017
45 104 62 10 64
Cypher Descender 88 2462 Cypher Descender 88 Forged, soft anodized, round rope hole, oval eye Outdoor Shopping LLC, 2017 140 131 74 13 129
DMM Cardiac Arrester, Version A 510 DMM Cardiac Arrester, Version A
Forged, hard anodized, cardiac rope hole, elongated D eye Naked Edge Mountaineering, 1995 116 143 82 20 235
DMM Cardiac Arrester, Version B 1051 DMM Cardiac Arrester, Version B
Forged, hard anodized, cardiac rope hole, elongated D eye Andrew Newns, 2007 124 144 84 20 243
DMM Standard, Version A 984 DMM Standard, Version A Forged, unfinished, round holes John Gardner, 2005 127 144 77 17 191
DMM Standard, Version B 513 DMM Standard, Version B Forged, unfinished, round holes Exkursion, 1995 109 141 74 14 146
1461 DMM Standard, Version C Forged, soft anodized, round holes Backcountry Gear, 2015 110 143 74 14 150
Edelrid Bud 1366 Edelrid Bud Forged, soft anodized, irregular holes TrekkInn, 2012 105 128 77 13 130
Edelrid Petit-8, Version A 582 Edelrid Petit-8, Version A Forged, soft anodized, oval rope hole, round eye Finnrappel, 2000 128 136 75 16 164
Edelrid Petit-8, Version B 1091 Edelrid Petit-8, Version B Forged, polished, round holes Walkhigh Mountaineering, 2007 124 146 76 16 175
Edelrid Petit-8, Version C 1202 Edelrid Petit-8, Version C Forged, polished, round holes Vertigo Industries, 2009 126 146 76 16 176
Edelrid Terence 1302 Edelrid Terence Forged, soft anodized, irregular rope hole/eye /w plastic eye liner Banana Fingers, 2011 57 120 72 10 84
Epic Peak 2461 Epic Peak Forged, soft anodized, round holes Epic Peak, 2017 160 145 76 15 163
Faders, Version A 544 Faders, Version A Forged, soft anodized, bent, curve top & v-bottom rope hole, round eye Outdoor Exchange, 1998 69 104 80 19 158
Faders, Version B 1364 Faders, Version B Forged, polished, bent, curve top & v bottom rope hole, round eye Chris Christensen, 2012 71 106 82 19 163
Faders Classic 924 Faders Classic Forged, soft anodized, round holes Barrabés.com, 2003 142 155 76 17 194
Faders Little 8 1209 Faders Little 8 Forged, soft anodized, round holes Pete Baars, 2009 96 129 71 13 121
Field & Trek 1178 Field & Trek Forged, soft anodized, round holes Michael Buchan, 2008 128 146 76 16 176
Fisher, Version A 982 Fisher, Version A Welded steel rod, plated, teardrop hole & eye John Gardner, 2005 92 138 59 9 70
Fisher, Version B 983 Fisher, Version B Hand cut bronze, oval rope hole, round eye John Gardner, 2005 143 107 73 9 70
Fisher, Version C 1011 Fisher, Version C Steel, asymmetric, oval rope hole, round eye Andrzej Mistela, 2006 210 128 130 10 163
Fixe Suprem 926 Fixe Suprem Forged, hard anodized, irregular rope hole, oval eye Barrabés.com, 2003 96 124 77 12 117
Forester 8 1273 Forester Forged, soft anodized, round holes Saw Parts Inc, 2010 115 144 75 15 160
French Gravity Equipment 1012 French Gravity Equipment Forged, unfinished, oval rope hole, round eye Andrew Knoflicek, 2006 139 137 77 16 163
Frendo, Version A 318 Frendo, Version A Forged, soft anodized, round holes Inner Mountain Outfitters, 1993 146 141 72 16 162
Frendo, Version B 533 Frendo, Version B Forged, unfinished, triangular rope hole Eiselin Sport, 1997 77 107 74 17 135
Frendo, Version C 537 Frendo, Version C Forged, soft anodized, round holes Eiselin Sport, 1997 114 135 74 16 160
Frendo, Version D 988 Frendo, Version D Forged, soft anodized, round holes eBay, 2005 130 140 73 17 170
Fusion Tiny 8, Version A 1033 Fusion Tiny 8, Version A Forged, hard anodized, round holes Hao Pham, 2007 135 143 76 16 173
Fusion Tiny 8, Version B 1269 Fusion Tiny 8, Version B Forged, soft anodized, round holes Hanny Piltz, 2010 132 145 76 16 170
1403 Good Makings Forged, soft anodized, round holes Joyce Fabric, 2013 136 145 75 16 173
GrandWall 1440 GrandWall Forged, soft anodized, round holes GrandWall Equipment, 2015 109 130 74 13 125
Grivel 2 X 8 1341 Grivel 2x8 Forged (bent), soft anodized, top-truncated rope hole, subtrapezoidal eye Stéphane Pennequin, 2012 61 100 72 15 104
Hugh Banner, Version A 1034
1388
Hugh Banner, Version A Forged, unfinished, round holes
  • BentGear.com, 2007
  • Kate Skonieczki, 2013
127 146 76 16 179
Hugh Banner, Version B 1039 Hugh Banner, Version B Forged, unfinished, round holes Gareth Parry, 2007 128 146 76 16 179
Hugh Banner, Version C 1203 Hugh Banner, Version C Forged, soft anodized, round holes Richard E. Barb, 2009 129 146 76 16 181
1447 Hugh Banner, Version D Forged, hard anodized, round holes Adam Gockel, 2015 128 146 76 16 177
Kailas 1266 Kailas Forged, soft anodized, top-truncated rope hole, oval eye Lucky Outdoor, 2010 76 110 69 12 93
Kirnoz 1135 Kirnoz Welded steel rod, triangular rope hole, oval eye Gary Kirk, 2007 124 119 77 11 97
Kong 1086 Kong Forged, unfinished, round holes D. Novak, 2007 121 143 74 15 154
Kong Classic 1125 Kong Classic, Version A Forged, soft anodized, round holes On Rope 1, 2007 112 139 73 12 124
Kong Classic 2451 Kong Classic, Version B Forged, soft anodized, round holes Timothy Brisco, 2017 111 139 73 12 121
Kong "8" Classic (805.03) 560 Kong "8" Classic (805.03) Forged, soft anodized, round holes Inner Mountain Outfitters, 2000 132 144 74 16 170
Kong "8" Classic, Version B 947
1221
Kong "8" Classic, Version B Forged, unfinished, round holes
  • Shawn Hinz, 2004
  • Sheryle Bauer, 2009
130 144 75 16 167
Kong "8" Classic, Version C 1044 Kong "8" Classic, Version C Forged, unfinished, round holes Spencer Schweinhart, 2007 120 144 74 14 151
Kong "8" Light (805.01) 559 Kong "8" Light (805.01) Forged, soft anodized, oval holes Inner Mountain Outfitters, 2000 99 115 72 14 116
Kong "8" Light Plus (805.02) 566 Kong "8" Light Plus (805.02) Forged, soft anodized, oval holes, keeper eye Inner Mountain Outfitters, 2000 99 128 81 14 145
Kong "8" Light Plus, Version B 989 Kong "8" Light Plus, Version B Forged, unfinished, oval holes, keeper hole eBay, 2005 94 126 82 14  141
Kong "8" Light Plus, Version C 1047
1216
Kong "8" Light Plus, Version C Forged, unfinished, oval holes, keeper hole
  • Daniel MacKinnon, 2007
  • Michael Silvey, 2009
101 128 81 14 142
Kong "8" Light Plus, Version D 1375 Kong "8" Light Plus, Version D Forged, unfinished, oval holes, keeper hole Darrick Gregory, 2012 97 128 80 14 141
Kong-Bonaiti Classic 321 Kong-Bonaiti Classic Forged, soft anodized,oval rope hole, round eye Repetto Sport, 1982 125 136 76 16 165
1452 Kratos Forged, soft anodized, round holes Expé-Spelemat, 2015 135 144 74 16 173
Krok 8 Classic 1106 Krok 8 Classic Milled, painted, round rope hole & eye PetrenkoWorld, 2007 109 140 74 10 106
Krok 8 Square 1107 Krok 8 Square Milled, painted, pentagonal rope hole, oval eye PetrenkoWorld, 2007 99 127 75 10 95
KWO 1186 KWO Forged, bent, polished, pentagonal rope hole, round eye Joel Schloesser, 2009 80 106 79 20 169
Likin 994 Likin Milled, unfinished, pear rope hole, round eye, noncommercial Dr. Gary D. Storrick, 2005 142 152 76 13 152
Lucky Ecos 1489 Lowe Alpine Systems Forged, unfinished, round rope hole, oval eye Yinetyme (Nocogear), 2016 108 131 74 13 126
Lucky Ecos 923 Lucky Ecos Forged, soft anodized, round holes Barrabés.com, 2003 127 144 76 16 178
Lucky Ecos Mini 1085 Lucky Ecos Mini Forged, polished, oval eye R. Burdenyuk, 2007 105 130 75 13 124
Lucky Face 1037 Lucky Face Forged, bent, unfinished, pentagonal rope hole, round eye The Outdoor Store, 2007 80 108 79 19 162
Lucky Geni, Version A 458 Lucky Geni, Version A Forged, hard anodized, pentagonal rope hole, irregular eye Inner Mountain Outfitters, 1994 110 128 69 16 141
Lucky Geni, Version B 1036 Lucky Geni, Version B Forged, unfinished, pentagonal rope hole, irregular eye The Outdoor Store, 2007 106 129 72 15 137
Mammut, Version A 534 Mammut, Version A Forged, soft anodized, round eye Eiselin Sport, 1997 129 146 77 16 180
Mammut, Version B 535
2412
Mammut, Version B Forged, soft anodized, oval eye
  • Eiselin Sport, 1997
  • Bob Thrun Collection, 2017
109 132 74 14 137
Mammut, Version C 1072 Mammut, Version C Forged, polished, oval eye Benjamin Townsend, 2007 104 131  74 13 125
Mammut, Version D 536 Mammut, Version D Forged, soft anodized, oval eye Eiselin Sport, 1997 101 113 68 16 123
Mammut, Version E 1130 Mammut, Version E Forged, bent, soft anodized pentagonal rope hole, round eye Man Kim, 2007 81 108 79 20 166
Mammut Bionic 8 1214 Mammut Bionic  8 Forged, skelotonized, D-shaped rope hole, subrectangular eye Mountain Gear, 2009 67 120 76 10 92
Mammut Element 8 1245 Mammut Element 8 Forged, hard anodized, round rope hole, oval eye, plastic logo Amazon.com, 2010 97 137 74 14 142
Mammut Owl 1174 Mammut Owl Forged, hard anodized, round rope hole, oval eye, plastic logo Tony Brent, 2008 113 136 75 15 156
Metolius, Version A 909 Metolius Version A Forged, unfinished, subtriangular rope hole, round eye gearexpress.com, 2002 102 129 72 15 134
Metolius, Version B 910 Metolius Version B Forged, soft anodized subtriangular rope hole, round eye gearexpress.com, 2002 103 129 72 15 134
1419 NAT Forged, soft anodized, round holes Jack Patterson, 2014 101 140 73 12 124
Omega Pacific 1074 Omega Pacific Forged, soft anodized, oval rope hole, round eye Omega Pacific, 2007 105 131 74 13 127
Pellor 1444 Pellor Forged, clear anodized, oval rope hole, round eye Amazon.com, 2015 128 145 76 15 164
Petzl D01 323 Petzl D01 Forged, soft anodized, finger tab, pentagonal rope hole, oval eye KHS Sales, 1990 110 141 72 16 162
Petzl D02 324 Petzl D02 Forged, unfinished, pentagonal rope hole, oval eye KHS Sales, 1988 101 124 72 12 107
Pierre Allain 325
1367
Pierre Allain Cast, unfinished, trapezoidal rope hole, round eye
  • Speleoshoppe, 1979
  • Christopher Connick, 2012
152 149 79 19 224
1474 Proverti CD 303 Forged, soft anodized, round rope hole, oval eye Ondřej Belica, 2015 105 131 74 13 126
Rescue Tech, Version A 1295 Rescue Tech, Version A Forged, soft anodized, round holes Roger Clanton, 2011 111 139 73 12 123
Rescue Tech, Version B 1296 Rescue Tech, Version B Forged, soft anodized, round holes Roger Clanton, 2011 111 139 73 12 123
Rock Empire 1338 Rock Empire, Version A Forged, soft anodized, round holes Climbing Terekpl, 2012 109 140 73 12 123
Rock Empire 2452 Rock Empire, Version B Forged, soft anodized, round holes Falling Rocks, 2017 107 139 72 12 121
Rock Exotica 1304 Rock Exotica Sport Eight Milled, hard anodized, round holes, slot Devereaux Cousins, 2011 116 143 74 12 125
Rock House 1275 Rock House Forged, unfinished, round holes, keeper hole Thomas Kopp, 2010 116 141 85 15 178
Rocksport 327
1146
2406
Rocksport Cast, unfinished, phosphor bronze, round holes
  • Al Fincham, 1981
  • Julia Bastone, 2009
  • Bob Thrun Collection, 2017
705 166 80 17 226
Russ Anderson, Version A 567 Russ Anderson, Version A Milled, soft anodized, round rope hole & eye, slot Chuck Rozner, 2000 149 160 88 13 183
Russ Anderson, Version B 1131
1177
1322
Russ Anderson, Version B Milled, soft anodized, round rope hole & eye
  • Daniel Veelik, 2007
  • Andrew Knoflicek, 2008
  • Paul Calton, 2012
154 161 87 13 178
Russ Anderson, Version C 330 Russ Anderson, Version C Milled, soft anodized, round rope hole & eye, slot ? 139 159 87 13 180
Russ Anderson, Version D 331 Russ Anderson, Version D Milled, soft anodized, round rope hole, D eye ? 157 155 84 13 169
Russ Anderson, Version E 332 Russ Anderson, Version E Milled, soft anodized, round rope hole, D eye, round lightening hole 1989 153 155 84 13 169
Russian "Bubo" 488 Russian "Bubo" Milled, unfinished, round holes John E. Weinel, Inc., 1994 142 141 73 14 144
Russian, Version A 489 Russian, Version A Milled, unfinished, pentagonal rope hole, oval eye, two manufacturing holes John E. Weinel, Inc., 1994 111 134 74 12 119
Russian, Version B 963 Russian, Version B Forged, painted, round rope hole & eye Ural Sport, 2004 150 144 75 14 150
Russian, Version C 964 Russian, Version C Milled steel, painted, round rope hole & eye Ural Sport, 2004 286 136 73 11 104
1407 S&L Forged, soft anodized, round holes Crazy Shopping / amazon.com, 2013 125 144 75 6 63
Salewa 501 Salewa, Version A Forged, soft anodized, keeper hole, round holes Ragged Mountain Equipment, 1994 94 128 80 14 143
Salewa, Version B 1204 Salewa, Version B Forged, unfinished, round holes Myron Griffin, 2009 136 144 75 16 167
Salewa G2, Large (Model F8L) 1365 Salewa G2, Large (Model F8L) Forged, soft anodized, subtriangular rope hole, elongated D eye TrekkInn, 2012 80 121 68 13 103
Salewa G2, Medium (Model F8M) 1337 Salewa G2, Medium (Model F8M) Forged, soft anodized, subtriangular rope hole, elongated D eye TrekkInn, 2012 102 136 72 13 130
Salewa G2, Small (Model F8S) 1336 Salewa G2, Small (Model F8S) Forged, soft anodized subtriangular rope hole & eye TrekkInn, 2012 113 145 72 18 189
Salewa Midi, Version A< 919 Salewa Midi, Version A Forged, soft anodized, round rope hole, oval eye Barrabés.com, 2003 107 131 75 13 130
Salewa Midi, Version AB 1210 Salewa Midi, Version B Forged, soft anodized, round rope hole, oval eye Donna Paxton, 2009 106 131 74 13 126
Salewa Mini 920 Salewa Mini Forged, soft anodized, round rope hole, oval eye Barrabés.com, 2003 101 114 68 15 120
Salic 337 Salic Forged, soft anodized, round holes Speleoshoppe 165 158 82 16 207
Simond 557 Simond Forged, hard anodized, round holes Inner Mountain Outfitters, 1999 120 142 74 15 158
Simond Krokro 1088 Simond Krokro Forged, hard anodized, round rope hole /w internal jaws, round eye Walkhigh Mountaineering, 2007 138 143 74 15 159
Simond Petit 8 921 Simond Petit 8 Forged, soft anodized, oval rope hole, oval eye Barrabés.com, 2003 106 115 69 13 104
Singing Rock 1134 Singing Rock Forged, bent, soft anodized, pentagonal rope hole, round eye Susan Pattison, 2007 80 107 79 19 161
SMC Descent-Control Eight 340 SMC Descent-Control Eight Welded steel rod, irregular rope & lightening holes, lunar eye KHS Sales, 1992 215 126 90 10 113
SMC Mountaineering 8 1020 SMC Mountaineering 8 Milled, hard anodized, pentagonal rope hole, pear eye On Rope 1, 2006 81 118 75 10 86
SMC Straight Eight, Version A 338
975
SMC Straight Eight, Version A Forged, hard anodized, pentagonal rope hole, D eye
  • Unknown, 1970s?
  • Harry Rogers, 2004
91 125 74 17 157
SMC Straight Eight, Version B 339
2405
SMC Straight Eight, Version B Milled, hard anodized, pentagonal rope hole, D eye
  • Unknown, 1970s?
  • Bob Thrun Collection, 2017
95 126 75 10 95
SMC Straight Eight, Version C 1374 SMC Straight Eight, Version C Milled, unfinished, pentagonal rope hole, D eye Stanley E. Thomas, 2012 92 125 75 10 89
SMK 341 SMK, Version A Forged, painted, round holes John E. Weinel, Inc., 1992 152 145 75 19 207
1399 SMK, Version B Forged, unfinished Ondřej Belica, 2013 143 147 77 18 199
Snap Large Bottle Opener 589
590
1249
Snap Large Bottle Opener Milled, hard anodized, irregular rope hole, roundeye
  • Cormier Mountaineering, 2001
  • Yucca Dune, 2001
  • Harald Müller, 2010
133 134 87 12 141
Snap Small Bottle Opener 587
588
Snap Small Bottle Opener Milled, hard anodized, irregular rope hole, round eye
  • Cormier Mountaineering, 2001
  • Yucca Dune, 2001
88 118 80 10 94
Spool Eight 1229 Spool Eight Angled Al spool with S-shaped guards Dr. Gary D. Storrick, 2009 472 205 107 145 3187
Storrick Stainless 345 Storrick Stainless Welded stainless steel rod, pentagonal rope hole, round lower hole, noncommercial Robert W. Storrick, 1973 243 164 73 12 144
Stubai, Version A 577 Stubai, Version A Forged, soft anodized, round holes On Rope 1, 2000 110 139 74 12 123
Stubai, Version B 986 Stubai, Version B Forged, soft anodized, oval rope hole, D eye, keeper hole Marcus Warme, 2005 97 129 81 14 147
Stubai, Version C 1189 Stubai, Version C Forged, hard anodized, round holes Chris Cristensen, 2009 148 147 77 18 202
1466 Stubai, Version D Forged, soft anodized, round holes Alpinsport Basis GmbH, 2015 121 145 75 16 174
Supra 1276 Supra Milled, soft anodized Caroline Campbell, 2010 240 171 85 16 230
Trango, Version A 504 Trango, Version A Forged, unfinished, round eye Ragged Mountain Equipment, 1994 128 146 77 16 180
Trango, Version B 505 Trango, Version B Forged, soft anodized, round eye Ragged Mountain Equipment, 1994 128 146 77 16 180
Trango Belay 8, Version B 503 Trango Belay 8, Version A Forged, soft anodized, teardrop rope hole, quarter circle eye /w plastic eye liner Ragged Mountain Equipment, 1994 84 125 71 10 89
Trango Belay 8, Version C 346 Trango Belay 8, Version B Forged, soft anodized, teardrop rope hole, quarter circle eye /w urethane eye liner Exkursion, 1994 91 125 71 10 89
Trango Belay 8, Version C 1270 Trango Belay 8, Version C Forged, soft anodized, teardrop rope hole, quarter circle eye /w plastic eye liner We Share Obsessions, 2010 82 127 72 11 97
Trango Mini 502 Trango Mini Forged, soft anodized, oval eye Ragged Mountain Equipment, 1994 96 113 68 16 123
Trango Penta 524 Trango Penta Forged, bent, soft anodized, pentagonal rope hole, round eye Ragged Mountain Equipment, 1997 80 107 79 20 169
Trillium Health + Fitness 1060 Trillium Health + Fitness Forged, polished, round holes Scott Davis, 2007 122 146 76 16 177
Troll, Version A 1049 Troll Forged, soft anodized, round holes Graham Barrett, 2007 127 146 76 17 183
Troll, Version B 1326 Troll Belay 8, Version A Forged, soft anodized, teardrop rope hole, quarter circle eye Tom Furey, 2012 97 128 73 14 126
Troll, Version C 1327 Troll Belay 8, Version B Forged, soft anodized, teardrop rope hole, quarter circle eye /w urethane eye liner Tom Furey, 2012 105 128 73 14 126
Unknown 1145 Unknown #1 Forged, unfinished, bent, curve top & v-bottom rope hole, round eye Nick Oliver, 2008 70 106 82 18 158
1424 Unknown #2 Milled, unfinished Al, round holes David Jones, 2014 209 167 81 16 218
Ural-Alp Self-Braking Descender/Belay Device, Version A 944 Ural-Alp Self-Braking Descender/Belay Device, Version A Two bent Ni-plated Al sheets screwed together, sub-rectangular rope hole, round eye Ural Sport, 2004 79 130 65 29 241
USR 1310 U. S. Rigging Supply
USR-835-A
Forged, soft anodized, round eye Utility and Industrial Products, 2011 108 140 73 12 119
VauDe 1373 VauDe Forged, unfinished, oval eye Darrick Gregory, 2012 100 114 68 15 119
Vertical Supply Offset 8 1191 Vertical Supply Offset 8 Welded 11 mm. steel rod, unfinished, bent, pear holes Chris Cristensen, 2009 293 166 72 11 132
Vertical Supply Offset 8 LS 348 Vertical Supply Offset 8 LS Welded 11 mm. steel rod, unfinished, bent, pear holes Vertical Supply, 1992 292 164 71 17 198
Vertical Supply Offset 8 LT 349 Vertical Supply Offset 8 LT Welded 11 mm. steel rod, unfinished, twisted eye, pear holes Vertical Supply, 1992 290 164 71 17 198
Viking, Version A 350 Viking, Version A Forged, unfinished, round holes Inner Mountain Outfitters, 1993 217 168 81 16 218
Viking, Version B 1130 Viking, Version B Forged, unfinished round holes Simon Whiteley, 2007 218 169 83 17 231
Wild Country 1197 Wild Country Forged, soft anodized, round holes Needle Sports, 2009 128 146 76 16 181
Wild Country, Version A 1042 Wild Country Super 8, Version A Forged, unfinished, round eye Ralph Morvant, 2007 80 113 68 13 99
Wild Country, Version B 351 Wild Country Super 8, Version B Forged, unfinished, round eye Exkursion, 1990 78 146 68 13 97
Wild Country, Version C 1102
1116
Wild Country Super 8, Version C Forged, soft anodized, oval eye
  • Catherine Molineux, 2007
  • Cotswold Outdoor, 2007
78 114 68 13 99
Yoke 1311 Yoke, Version A Forged, polished, round holes KwikSPACE Safety 119 145 75 12 131
1386 Yoke, Version B Forged, polished, round holes Zhoudiye 杨 炯 , 2013 113 140 73 12 126
Yuil 1258 Yuil Forged, unfinished, round holes Jeff Peterson, 2010 117 139 72 15 147
1420 Z&W Forged, unfinished, round holes Gold Bucket, 2014 121 154 84 26 336
Zero-G Classic 8 1115 Zero-G Classic 8 Forged, polished, oval eye Cotswold Outdoor, 2007 107 132 74 13 127
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