Black Diamond Equipment
Our classic workhorse aid ladder for wall routes the world over. READ MORE
An essential webbing ladder for aid climbing.
- Reinforced steps for ease
- 25 mm (1 in) webbing with reinforced clip-in and ballast point
- Available in five and six steps
- Sold individually
Weight : 240 g (8.5 oz)
Strength : 10 kN (2248 lbf)
BD athletes Cedar Wright and Kate Rutherford climbing Ariana (5.12-) on the Diamond of Long's Peak
BD athlete J.P. Ouelet makes first ascent of The Wandering Direct (IV 5.11 R) on South Howser Tower, Canada
Etrier is rated out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chris from Surprisingly Good I purchased these rather than something like the Yates ladder-style aiders due to price and weight considerations. Based on the picture, I was somewhat concerned they would be a little too light weight and twist and/or wear quickly. When I got them I was pleasantly surprised at how beefy they are yet still pretty lightweight and compact. On the one route I've used them on, I had no issue with twisting and they showed no wear after being drug up a sandstone wall in Zion.
Date published: 2015-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mar' from Real burly— but still "minimalist" These are my first "full-size" commercially manufactured aiders. Though I have been using the lighter "Alpine Aiders" for the mountains, I had been using home-made etriers (3) on walls since the 80s. I got the 6-steps and use the Alpines as sub-aiders with my new Etriers full-time now.
Date published: 2015-11-08