This is a serious stick clip that has the massive advantage of reducing in size to a mere 83cm!
Dimensions: 83cm - 366cm
The Beta Stick has two functions:
- It enables a carabiner or quickdraw carrying the live end of the rope to pre-clip fixed anchors, usually bolts. It has a telescopic long reach pole, an anatomical head to hold the clipping karabiner securely and a simple but effective wire trap to restrain the carabiner gate and permit smooth clipping. It's main use is for pre-clipping the 1st/2nd bolt on sport routes to reduce the risk of a ground fall.
- For cleaning out of reach holds on boulder problems - removing excess chalk and slime. The cleaning brush locates into a slot in the head, being held firmly in place with a wrap of hook & loop fastening and angles to allow effective brushing of slopers and edges alike. Brushing is possible at longer lengths but it is difficult to apply any power and is not recommended beyond the 3 fattest sections. The brush can be easily removed for hand held use or to use the Beta Stick for clipping.
Warning: Having fixed anchors (even bolts) pre-clipped does not guarantee the climbers safety. Safety is limited by the integrity of the anchor and the climbing equipment used. It is the climbers responsibilty to ensure this integrity. Whenever possible load test pre-clipped anchors from the ground and make a thorough assessment of their condition when climbing past them.
Climbing is dangerous and may result in serious injury or death
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Rated 3 out of 5 stars. (2 customer reviews)
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Great tool, low qualityGreat tool itself, that is no doubts! You now can reach pretty much everywhere. However, I was unpleasantly surprised that for this price the most important part of this device - the blue top - is actually made out of plastic, which makes it quite vulnerable under cliffs and on approach.
Reachy reachNot a bad clip stick really, it does have a bit of flex especially the last 2 extensions - and a few minor niggling issues. The brush function is nice but needs a bit of work to secure the brush into place. Also, the thinnest extension tends to "free lose" easily even though it isn't untwisted which can be become cumbersome. You cannot remove draws with this one. Overall, not a bad stick clip given it's purpose and function, certainly easier than going el naturale and fiddling with wood any day of the week. If only it can walk itself into the crag.