The Easy Aider by Metolius streamline the process of moving up the rungs in a traditional aider. Just clip the next placement and pull on the tail to instantly adjust foot height exactly where needed. No more fighting the feet out of, and then back into your aider. The wide, comfortable stirrup (2 3/4" width) greatly reduces foot fatigue and buckles securely into place.
FEATURES of the Metolius Easy Aider
Aider version of the Easy Daisy
Makes the ultimate ascender sling
Anodized CNC aluminum buckles
Wide, comfortable foot stirrups buckle securely in place
Rated 5 out of
Overall I like them better than the 3 or 4 aider standard method and would recommend them.The easy aider takes one of the worst aspects of aid climbing and greatly simplifies it. Since you strap your boot into the aider, you never have to struggle to step up into the higher step. The one handed adjustable strap works pretty well and holds the biner in tight. It is also pretty easy to pull up and take out slack.<BR><BR>Cons: when transitioning from aid to free, it is much more cumbersome to get out of aid mode. It is also possible to grab the release loop and create a static fall drop potential on the piece your weighting. This is because there is no grap loop and the easy aider, but you can add one w/ a bit of webbing.<BR><BR>Pros: wide support strap to help out with arch fa
Date published: 2006-07-17
Rated 4 out of
Great for juggingTo be clear, I will not be retiring my aid ladders and etriers because of these, but for jumaring, these can't be beat. They're extremely easy to adjust on the fly, even while hanging. The wide stirrup is very comfortable, and the buckle keeps it securely in place--your foot doesn't go flapping around. They really make jugging much, much easier, without adding a lot of weight. When my current pair wears out, I'll be back for a second set.
Date published: 2009-07-02
Rated 4 out of
SIZE, yes and noThe size is nice, the foot loops are big and easy to use, but they are much larger than most other options.