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Fantastic offer on Wild Country Rockcentrics size 5 - 8. SAVE ££££s!!!!
A best seller from day one, the Rockcentrics simple, yet highly functional design is a winner for all trad climbers. Easy to select, easy to place, the curved sides seat much more effectively than flat-sided nuts, they are incredibly easy to place and remove, and they are lightweight compared to the original Hex.
They're versatile too: one rockcentric can provide four placement modes; and as two of these are camming style placements, they make an effective starter tool for those who can't afford or aren't confident using cams. As the Wild Country Rockcentric fits a wide range of placements from one unit, they are highly useful and great value for money.
Wild Country Rockcentrics are supplied on pre-sewn 12mm Dyneema so you can be assured of their 14kN strength rating compared to threading up old Hexes with rope of indeterminable strength! This pre-sewn Dyneema also means flexibility; it goes over edges better and generally doesn't need lengthening. This allows a single krab to be used rather than a quickdraw, reducing the overall weight of your rack.
We reckon there isn't really a rack which Rockcentrics don't suit, from the eager beginner, to the gnarliest winter freak, to the trad climber wanting to push the boat out with less weight on the their rack.
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