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Ultratape Alpine Equalizer 3

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Ultratape Alpine Equalizer 3
Manufacturer: Trango

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Trango's new Alpine Equalizer is the perfect solution for quickly equalizing up to three placements. Based on the RD work done by Jim Cormier at Cormier Mountaineering, Trango has updated it, lightened it and adapted it to work great in any setting. Use it on ice or in the alpine for a speedy anchor, carry it on multi-pitch bolt routes for a quick anchor at the belays or use it as a super long runner. While ideally suited as a self-adjusting anchor system, it can be made non-extending by tying an overhand knot in the center loop shown or by clove-hitching at each protection point. Available in 2 lengths the 6 version is ideal for most 3-anchor set-ups while the 3 foot one saves weight and bulk and can be extended with runners or draws. FeaturesStrength 25kN Weight 3 - 74gm 2.7 oz

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Alpine Equalizer 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: squirrelmaster, 2007-07-03

I own it. I use it. I probably wouldn't buy it again. It's a bit of a one trick pony. Once you knot it to elimate extension it doesn't equalize any better than a cordelette or webolette and a whole lot less versatile.

extension with overhand knot 1 out of 5 stars

Review by: slim-biggins, 2007-04-12

the overhand knot in the center does not limit extension if either one of the side anchors fails. better use the clove hitches.

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: cosmo81, 2005-12-19

Got it on sale at REI and love it. Fast and easy TR set up.

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: alleyehave, 2005-11-13

I bought the 3' equalizer. This is great for making a quick anchor. It is super super light, the rings in the middle weigh close to nothing. I can rack this on one carabiner and it never gets in the way on a climb. There isn't very much extension on the 3' setup, but if its an issue, you can tie a simple and quick overhand knot in the middle loop and problem solved. If you're using a two bolt anchor setup, simply put a clove hitch in each carabiner and problem solved yet again.

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: saxfiend, 2005-10-07

This is a handy little gadget! A friend loaned me his on our last climbing trip, so when I saw it on sale at REI, I picked one up. It's light and can be rolled up into a compact bundle for clipping on the rack. Anyone concerned with extension if a piece of pro fails can simply clove hitch the legs to the pro (as noted in the description above). The only negative I see is the price -- I probably wouldn't have bought this if not for the big discount.

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