Quickdraws are great for climbing expeditions, in a pinch they can even be used as a makeshift set of nunchaku. It’s an interesting juxtaposition of purposes because when you are using a quickdraw in a climbing setting it is a vital and useful piece of gear for ensuring your safety. Conversely, when you use a quickdraw as a nunchuk you are actually putting yourself in some serious danger, especially if you consider banging your knuckles with piece of metal a serious injury.
Just to be clear, I don’t advocate using a quickdraw as a weapon. But then again, maybe someday you are going to be out on a climb and you will suddenly come across a mountain monastery. The monks all come out to greet you with a display of their martial arts prowess. You’d like to respond in kind but you carelessly left your katana back at base camp. It’s moment like those where you realize that your gear is as versatile as your mind and body. You are going to look like such a badass in front of all of the monks when you casually unclip a quickdraw from you harness and start twirling it about like a deranged madman.
Maybe after you are finished impressing the monks with your quickdraw and climbing skills they will tell you some of the ancient secrets to achieving enlightenment. If not, they might be willing to trade that kind of information for knowledge of where to find all of the best quickdraws and other climbing equipment from top brands in outdoor badassery. You already know that’s right here, so you’ve got a pretty strong bargaining chip already.