The Pongoose Climber 1000+ Product News

The Pongoose Climber 1000+

The new longer length Pongoose clipstick / stick clip

Turquoise both sizes  © Pongoose
Pongoose are excited to announce the launch of their much-anticipated longer length clipstick, the Pongoose Climber 1000+, and to now be offering two different length clipsticks for sport climbers everywhere.

After the overwhelming, international success of the Pongoose Climber 700, the demand for a longer length option was something that couldn't be ignored, so the husband and wife team at Pongoose have been working their socks off to bring this to fruition. Whilst the original length stick is perfect for travelling with and will reach most first, second, and even some third bolts, depending where you are, there's no doubt that sometimes those bolts are placed just a little too high or you simply want to clip more bolts from the ground. All of the fabulous functions of the original Pongoose Climber 700 are equally as achievable with the Pongoose Climber 1000+, even retrieving quickdraws at full extended length.

Testing of different length and style telescopic poles began last year, and even longer lengths were tested too, but the 1000mm size proved to be just right. The final Pongoose Climber 1000+ combines the perfect balance of reach and controllability with very little bend.

Pro-climber, Robbie Phillips, who loves a good Pongoose, also offered to help test the longer stick whilst bolting a new big wall route in Madagascar and really put the new length through its paces. The stick even played the part of extra in the film, Blood Moon.

Robbie Phillips in Madagascar  © Robbie Phillips
Robbie Phillips in Madagascar
© Robbie Phillips

Why the '+'?

Poles  © Pongoose
With extra length comes the need for an even stronger, more durable telescopic pole due to the forces exerted on the connecting sections. In order to avoid sacrificing stability for length, the individual pole sections are slightly wider in diameter than the original Pongoose Climber 700 size pole. With this change also came upgraded twist-lock mechanisms to cope with the additional length and weight when extended. Hence, the '+' was born.

Features and technical spec – Pongoose Climber 1000+

  • Extended length: approx 4.3m (with head unit)
  • Collapsed length: approx 102cm (without head unit)
  • Weight: 802g (with head unit)
  • Multi-directional head and bracket that can be angled to clip or brush in any direction
  • Smoothly retrieves quickdraws from routes
  • Compatible with any quickdraw currently on the market
  • Solid aluminium clipstick head which securely holds your quickdraw
  • Smoothly and reliably clips the quickdraw into a bolt or the rope into a quickdraw
  • Replace the clipstick head with the adapted Pongoose brush with threaded insert for brushing holds (brush not included)
  • Replace the clipstick head with your action camera to make the ultimate filming boom, or remove the entire head unit to transform the pole into a monopod (camera not included)
  • Clip to your harness via the bracket to be hands-free or send up to your climbing partner to clip above a crux, clip in the rope or retrieve a quickdraw
  • Heads anodised in a choice of five bright, eye-catching colours; purple, orange, green, turquoise or gunmetal
  • Satin anodised black telescopic pole and gunmetal bracket as standard

Don't stop reading there… now for the really exciting bit!

Interchangeable poles for 700 and 1000+ model clipsticks

PC700 and PC1000+  © Pongoose
Mr Pongoose is one for thinking ahead so the Pongoose Climber was originally designed with the aim to swap head complexes between different size poles so that customers don't need to buy two complete clipsticks. The identical camera thread on the top of the poles means the entire head complex can be unscrewed and swapped to a different length pole so climbers have the choice of which length they need for their choice of crag or climbing destination.

Individual pole prices:

Telescopic pole 700 model - £45

Telescopic pole 1000+ model - £49

(NB – head complex not sold separately)

For more information and to buy, see the Pongoose website at pongoose.com



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19 Aug

Just got my new stick!

Just like the shorter one it's just as strong. You can hold it by the thin end fully extended and it barely bends! Perfect for windy days or just getting the most out of it. Holding the handle you can reach over 6 meters! A perfect projecting tool!

19 Aug

Woot! Gone are the days of sitting on someone shoulders to clip that first dodgy bolt! Or trying to be brave and embarking on the solo before you reach your safety.

I know the Pongoose 700 greatly improved my confidence just by having it in my arsenal. Can’t wait to see what the 1000 does for me!

Excited to get projecting!


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