worrying about your ankles and the landing
below while wiggling your way to the first
clip? Take a SQUID to calm your nerves
and call me in the morning! This handy
little device mounts on the end of a lightweight
extendable painters pole (available at
any hardware or paint store) and enables
you to clip a quick draw and your
rope into the first bolt on any route
while standing safely on the ground. You
can also clip your rope into a pre-clipped
hanging 'draw! If you're working a seriously
overhanging line - the SQUID can be used
to rig and de-rig your project - eliminating
awkward swinging and tensioning to reach
each bolt and then manually unclip it.
Use in situations that risking a fall
would be totally unacceptable and likely
result in a bad landing and injury. Perfect
for turning your next dry tool nightmare...
into a sweet dream!
Warning: Not to be used for bypassing
rivet ladders, strings of dead heads or
incipient RURP seams without first consulting
with your spiritual advisor.