Features and benefits
- Multi-directional head and bracket that can be angled to clip or brush in any direction
- Smoothly retrieves quickdraws from routes
- Compatible with any quickdraw currently on the market
- Solid aluminium clipstick head which securely holds your quickdraw
- Smoothly and reliably clips the quickdraw into a bolt or the rope into a quickdraw
- Replace the clipstick head with the adapted Pongoose brush with threaded insert for brushing holds
- Replace the clipstick head with your action camera to make the ultimate filming boom
- Clip to your harness via the bracket to be hands-free
- Compact sized pole and removable head unit allow ease of packing in your luggage
- Heads anodised in a choice of five bright, eye-catching colours; purple, orange, green, turquoise or gunmetal
- Mix up your colour scheme with the two spare silicone beads included
- Satin anodised black telescopic pole and gunmetal bracket as standard
- Extended length: approx 2.85m (with head unit)
- Collapsed length: approx 720mm (without head unit)
- Weight: 600g (with head unit)
The Pongoose Climber 700 is an extremely well thought out design. It took Rob (the designer) several years to fine tune this piece of craftsmanship. And let me tell you, it is an incredible piece of engineering.
Firstly, it clips quickdraws into bolts, which is what you expect from a clipstick. The Pongoose Climber 700 does it with ease. The design of the head means that the quickdraw will be clipped horizontally. This makes the process so much easier. You can actually see what you are doing. Also, on some routes, there may be a bump underneath a bolt, which would make clipping a bolt more awkward with a clipstick from a competitors’ brand. Pongoose have solved this problem.
The shape of the head allows the carrying of any quickdraw with the weight of a rope when clipping that bolt. Without the quickdraw falling off, due the rope’s weight, or accidentally knocking the rock.
You can also lasso clip quickdraws. By this I mean that you can clip the rope into a preplaced quickdraw. Initially, I thought this may take some practice to get right, but got it first time, and every time thereafter.
One feature of the Pongoose Climber 700, that really stands out, is that it can retrieve clips (quickdraws). In the past it has been a case of finishing the route, to be able to retrieve the quickdraws. By climbing it, or pulling up on the rope once the quickdraws were placed above. Now, if you do not have the energy left to send your project, you use the Pongoose Climber 700 to retrieve the quickdraw(s).
The clever design of the bracket, and the small silicone beads, is that it grips the back bar of the carabiner, preventing any slippage. Making retrieval very easy, and straight forward.
Another feature within its design, is that you can hook the rope, to retrieve it. Leaving it tied into the quickdraw(s) within reach, hence keeping yourself safe from a potential ground fall. Saving having to clip the first few clips unprotected.