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 3.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alan from Well Built and Easy to Carry Bought this etrier to use as an escape tool when canyoneering. It packs up small and is light weight. The reinforced steps are a huge plus. It is easy to set this up and use. I have clipped to my harness and dragged it through canyons and it shows very little wear.
Date published: 2018-09-10