Updated December 29, 2018 by Gregg Parker

The 10 Best Climbing Quickdraws

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This wiki has been updated 3 times since it was first published in December of 2018. Those who've conquered a tough rock wall understand the importance of firmly securing oneself to each piece of protection. These extenders are capable of reducing the strain on your top anchor as well as keeping lower points from being pulled upward in lead scenarios. This is safety equipment, so it's always a good idea to test it out first and learn the proper technique before any climb. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best climbing quickdraw on Amazon.

10. Trango Phase

9. Kailas Vacuo

8. Camp Express

7. Omega Pacific Omegalite 4.0

6. Black Diamond Positron

5. Petzl Spirit Express

4. Mad Rock Concorde

3. Black Diamond Freewire

2. Petzl Djinn Axess

1. Black Diamond PosiWire

Editor's Notes

December 22, 2018:

There are many variations in strength and length of these, but the most important feature is the gates. Wire gates are more lightweight, but can be taxing on the fingers, and keylock versions are easier to remove. However, many experienced climbers prefer to use double wiregate versions because of their versatility, especially in cold weather. Ease of use is important because you don't want to dawdle while teetering a hundred feet in the air.


Gregg Parker
Last updated on December 29, 2018 by Gregg Parker

Gregg Parker is a writer and puppy enthusiast who divides his time between Los Angeles and the rest of the world. A graduate of the University of Southern California, his eclectic career has involved positions in education, health care, entertainment, nonprofit fundraising, technology, and literature. A points and miles expert, he's well-versed in all topics related to travel, including luggage and travel accessories. Other areas of expertise include pet care products, teaching resources, kitchen appliances, and anything related to coffee or barbecue.


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