‘Have you got the bag of ‘friends’ Ray?’ the name stuck…
Friends are the most iconic climbing protection ever made. Throughout their 38 year history, each iteration of the device has maintained the definitive 13.75º camming angle; a technology that was researched, developed and refined by Ray Jardine together with Wild Country and has stood the test of time, holding falls in thousands of miles of cracks climbed since 1977!
This New Friend is no different, built with a twin axle it remains a Friend. At its core our 13.75º constant camming angle provides the axis around which future climbers will place their trust. Robust and reliable this Friend combines classic features and significant additions to create an intriguing mix of old and new.
Externally stylish with significant design flourishes mean the eye is drawn to any number of clever upgrades: hollow axles are stiffer for less weight; wide, skimmed lobes grip better yet are kinder on the rock; the new 12mm Dyneema sling is agile and easily extended, saving time and the weight of having to use a quickdraw on each.
Internals are based on classic Wild Country foundations; our legendary holding power and the consistency of overlap between units, whilst the twin axle has allowed us to increase the range per unit.
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