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Our classic workhorse aid ladder for wall routes the world over. READ MORE
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Our classic workhorse aid ladder for wall routes the world over. Learn 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

Tech Specs

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 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 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 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
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