The Alpine Aider by Trango is perfect when light is right. Steps and a grab-handle are sewn onto a Rabbit Runner for the ultimate in lightweight versatility. Grab-handle can be inverted for a "false" fourth step and bottom step has a bungee for ascending convenience.
Rated 5 out of
A French-Free FiendAid climbing is not my thing. But sometimes, my ambition gets a bit ahead of my ability, and I end up doing some impromptu aid. Most aiders are bulky and heavy: definitely not something you'd want to bring with you unless absolutely necessary. The Alpine Aider is light and sleek. It's compact enough that I often just clip it to my harness "just in case . . . ." I took a set up the Grand Wall at Squamish. It was perfect: We stuffed them deep in the bag for the route until pitch 7 breezed the bolt ladder back into free climbing terrain. Basically, these things do all the great stuff that other aiders do without the cumbersome bulk.
Date published: 2012-08-19
Rated 5 out of
Agustin Eduardo from
Best aider for short or non programmed aid climbingThis aider comes with an attached case, so you can fold it inside there and carry it on your harnes. Not bulky at all and really light weight. ,,Pretty nifty for short aid climbing moves, or if you get stucked while free climbing and need to step on your gear to continue. ,,Not recommenden for long aid pitched. Not long enough and steps are really thing, making it a bit painfull to stand on for a long time.