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Solo Aid

 

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Solo Aid

Manufacturer: Wren Industries

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Page By: John

Created/Edited: Apr 30, 2002 / Apr 30, 2002

Object ID: 263

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A tool for solo climbing that requires manual rope feeding. The greatest benefit is that it will lock even when inverted, increasing its ability to catch a head first fall.
  • Popular for solo aid climbing.
  • The rope must be fed by hand, so it is not a practical device for free climbing.
  • The Solo Aid comes with a detailed instruction manual which must be read and understood before using the device.
  • This is not a device for novice climbers.
  • It requires a strong understanding of advanced rope work / rigging techniques.
It is similar to Wren's Soloist except that it requires manual feeding and the Soloist will not lock when inverted.

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Similar Products: Wren Industries Silent Partner, Wren Industries Soloist

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wildstarUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

I feel like I have to give this five stars since it worked. I used it several times while aiding at Index Town Wall in WA State in the late '90s. One day I was aiding into a wet crack when my cam slipped out and I fell onto a piece below me. The piece was several feet below me since I was back cleaning to save gear (not the smartest but I was hot climb that day). It worked like a charm. Therefore, it gets a five star rating although perhaps there are other pieces which are better.
Posted Dec 5, 2004 12:49 am

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