Currently making big news as the choice of the WideBoyz, Wild Country's awesome crack team who are devouring the states' wide cracks, the Friends 5 and 6 are solid, reliable and certainly very well tested...
And although offwidths may not be everyone's cup of tea, when you're arm deep in one with no alternative gear the last thing you need is to be above a flimsy cam which walks or rotates as you make your move. So, built to perform, these burly units have a reassuring feel and a satisfying solidity when placed meaning they don't move easily; leaving you to concentrate on the climbing above not wondering what's happening below.
As Tom Randall says:
"One of the best things about the large Friends (5 & 6) is that they're wide enough to create a really stable base. This is massively important when using them tipped out - I'd happily trust a big friend all the way to its limit."
"And there's no other big camming device on the market that inspires as much confidence when upside down in a 5.14 offwidth and the the action on the larger friends is always reassuring smooth, so you know you can concentrate 100% on the climbing."
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