Version 3 of the SQWUREL offers the same tried and true geometry but improved to greatly reduce rope twist during rappel and has been made a little lighter, a little shorter and a little narrower. The SQWUREL can be used with single or double ropes but really shines when used with single rope techniques. Simple hand movements allow adjustment of friction at any time!
The unique tail of the SQWUREL allows quick easy friction adjustment on-the-fly and is useful in many situations. The obvious benefit is the ability to change friction levels on-the-flay during long rappels adjusting the required friction level to align with current demands. There are other benefits for the on-the-fly adjustment that shine equally well but aren't talked about as much. A few examples:
Start with minimal friction to downclimb into an awkward start, then increase the friction once over the edge.
Start with maximum to swing out to an anchor placed out over the drop, then decrease the friction to begin your descent.
Momentarily reduce the friction to cross a long horizontal section or pothole, then increase the friction to continue down the next stage.
Adjust the friction as needed while lowering a load.
Currently, the Sqwurel is offered with only 1 color option, Lockdown Luster!
The Lockdown Luster color-name is a nod to the many ways COVID and the associated lockdowns have impacted almost every aspect of our lives. To reduce the cost of recent skyrocketing aluminum prices, this batch of Sqwurels is not anodized in various colors and is naked aluminum with machine engraved labeling. While still costing more to produce than previous batches, dropping the anodization made it possible to keep the retail price competitive.
- Material: 7075 T6 Aluminum
- Weight: 3.8 ounces / 108g
- Dimensions: 6.15x3.07x0.375 inches / 156x78x9.53mm
- Rope Diameters: 8mm to 11mm (single Rope use). 8mm to 9mm (double rope use).
Weight: 3.8 ounces / 108g
- Patent number: US 9636526
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