DMM Phantom Quickdraw
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These are my favourite draws for trad climbing and…
These are my favourite draws for trad climbing and have kicked my venerable DMM Spectres into retirement.
The combination of super light weight (26g), reasonable size and a gate open strength of 9kn makes them perfect for classic rock routes where you will be carrying lots of carabiners. The weight difference when carrying a rack of these is felt very easily and it really makes a difference on long, hard routes.
They clip well especially considering their smaller than average size and don't mis-behave.
I still use DMM Shadows for bolt clipping because they are tougher, bigger and have a keylock nose - but for trad routes these are brilliant.