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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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.


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

- OMCgear

Metolius Pocket Aiders are compact little aiders designed for alpine routes or climbs with small sections of aid The handy Pocket Aider stores away in its attached pouch until called into service This prevents them from tangling with other gear and snagging on protruding rocks etc while climbing The Ushape construction keeps it open and easy to step into Sewn from our burly 34 flat webbing with 5 steps it also exhibits a reinforced clipin point and attached storage pouch The Pocket Aider is perfect for a light clean simple approach to climbingWeight 63ozNote that this item of climbing safety equipment is nonreturnable Please call us toll free at 8772368428 or email bentgatebentgatecom with any questions


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