OutDoor 2018 - Climbing Equipment Roundup Show Report

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The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourful and exciting new products and in this roundup you can see some of the best products in the climbing equipment category:

  • Black Diamond - C4 Camalots
  • Edelrid - Giga Jul
  • Edelrid - Jay and Jayne Harnesses
  • Grivel - Clepsydra
  • Grivel - G22+
  • Grivel - Sport Daisy Chain
  • Petzl - GriGri
  • Petzl - Meteor Helmet
  • Petzl - Ange Finesse Quickdraw
  • Beal - Back Up Crevasse System
  • ISPO 2018 - La Sportiva - Trango Tower and Trango Tower Extreme GTX
  • Beal - Birdie
  • Climbing Technology - Fixgym
  • Climbing Technology - Tricky
  • DMM - Dragonfly Cams
  • DMM - Phantom HMS
  • Snap - Hop Pad
  • Ocun - Neon Harness
  • Ocun - Rope Range

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25 Jun, 2018

Assisted braking is not mandatory within German walls, simply recommended and used by the DAV (German BMC). 

Plenty of folk happily using tube style devices everywhere. 

25 Jun, 2018


Hey Mischa, my understanding after attending a lecture/ training with Daniel Gebel from Edelrid was that assisted braking devices are mandatory in climbing gyms in Germany. Apologies if we have the facts wrong.


25 Jun, 2018

I'm assuming the use of a thumb loop and doubled sling on the Dragonfly instead of the pig's nose design of the Dragons is due to the lower strength rating of the new Dragonflies?

They do look very nice........

25 Jun, 2018

That makes sense but it might also be due to them being more likely to be used for aid climbing where I'm told the loop is particularly useful for connecting as close to the placement as possible.

25 Jun, 2018

And because everyone knows that thumb loops are better! 


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