Metolius 5 Step Aider


Weight 10 oz / 284 g
Overall Length 72 in / 1829 mm
Webbing 1 in / 25 mm flat nylon webbing
Step Spacing 14 in / 356 mm
Strength 18 kN / 4050 lbf (End-to-end), 22 kN / 4950 lbf (Grab loop), 4.4 kN / 1000 lbf (Steps)

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Metolius created the 1-inch 5-Step Aider with traditional, time-tested construction with 5 staggered, triangular steps. The design is improved on over conventional aiders with Biothane step stiffeners to keep the steps open and a dedicated clip-in point at the bottom for attachment to other aiders.

- Mountain Gear

The Metolius Easy Aider uses a unique adjustment system to help you size it precisely for aiding a pitch or jugging behind your partner. The foot loops can be tightened to your shoes with a simple nylon strap, so you don't have to worry about your feet popping out over and over while you're cleaning 200 feet of pins. Metolius used a wide foot loop to provide extra comfort--something you'll really appreciate after five days on a grade VI nail-up.


Description of Metolius 5-Step Ladder Pocket AiderMetolius Climbing manufactures rock climbing gear and was founded in 1983 by master craftsman Doug Phillips. Doug started in his Central Oregon garage, making gear and selling it in the Smith Rock parking lot or down in the Dihedrals. Back then, much of the gear we now take for granted wasnt available, so we just made it ourselves.FeaturesLightweight, 5-step, ladder-style aiderStores compactly in attached pouch 19 mm solid nylon webbingOverall length 60 1524 mmStep spacing 12 305 mm6.5 oz. 184 gStrengthEnd-to-end 18 kN 4050 lbfSteps 4.4 kN 1000 lbf

- US Outdoor Store

The Metolius 5 Step Aider is an value packed etrier stu;e aider which won't set you back. The 5 Step offers great top-stepping, comfortable features at a great value. If your next route requires a bolt ladder, the Metolius 5 Step Aider is a great choice!-- Classic, staggered, triangular step construction-- Constructed out of 1 inch (25 mm) flat nylon webbing-- Biothane(TM) step stiffeners insure the steps always stay open-- Reinforced clip-in point-- Full-strength grab loop-- Sub-steps in the top two steps-- Dedicated clip-in point at the bottom for enchaining aiders without collapsing the bottom step-- Overall length: 72 inches (1829 mm)-- Step spacing: 14 inches (356 mm)-- Strength: End-to-end: 18 kN (4050 lbf)/Grab loop: 22 kN (4950 lbf) / Steps: 4.4 kN (1000 lbf)-- Weight: 10 oz. (284 g)-- Made in the USA

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