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The Pongoose Climber 1000+
The new longer length Pongoose clipstick / stick clip
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.
Why the '+'?
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+
Don't stop reading there… now for the really exciting bit!
Interchangeable poles for 700 and 1000+ model clipsticks
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