In this third Friedrichshafen OutDoor Show report we look at hardware: the new Wild Country Helium Friend, Petzl's evolved GriGri2, Black Diamond's ingenious Gridlock Carabiner, DMM's two dimensional belay plate and a whole array of carabiners and quickdraws.
We also bring you an insight in to designing climbing gear by Jim Titt which we hope won't be of interest just to engineers.
The curves are based on fractal theory which is effectively what gives you the meanders in a river, they provide the slowest flow for the most water volume which is the same as the highest friction for a given rope
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