The Akimbo is a versatile friction device that allows climbers to attach mid-line and ascend or descend a stationary or moving rope system without changing equipment, and without detaching from your saddle! Is there anything it can't do!
Adjustable friction settings allow for optimal performance with a range of climber weights and rope diameters.
The Akimbo is a unique arborist mechanical friction device that enables the climber to ascend, descend and position on both stationary rope and moving rope systems. The Akimbo features adjustable rope contact surfaces (Upper and Lower Bollards) to best accommodate various rope sizes to suit the climber’s needs or preferences—all without the need for tools or disassembling components. The Bollards can also be adjusted to increase or decrease friction to accommodate changes in climber weight, changes in environment, or adjust for natural wear of the Akimbo’s contact surfaces.
The Akimbo opens easily to remove or install a rope mid-line in seconds, and compresses back down into a compact form factor both on and off the rope. When climbing on stationary rope, the chest harness connection point facilitates quick connections by way of an innovative wire gate. As opposed to a closed loop attachment, the wire gate conveniently allows the climber to use a small non-PPE carabiner to connect to the SRS attachment point, or directly to a loop of cord.
- Opens easily to install/remove rope mid-line, without detaching from harness.
- Friction adjusts easily without tools.
- Suitable for both SRS and MRS climbing methods.
- SRS chest attachment wire gate provides quick connect/disconnect for cord or small carabiner.
- Ascend, descend and position in the canopy without changing equipment.
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