The Kootenay HX from SMC is the most advanced Knot Passing Pulley on the market. This is an entirely new and more compact design and lives up to its 'HX' (High Strength) name as the lightest, strongest, most efficient, and durable pulley of its kind available. Sealed ball bearings provide optimal efficiency and help to reduce the performance-robbing resistance that is inherent in most multiple component systems. Adding to its versatility, the Kootenay HX may also serve as an edge roller for rope protection.
This Prusik-minding pulley (PMP) is ideal for high anchor points or tripod use. The rotating swivel aligns the rope with the direction of the pull and the double swivel pulley features aluminum sheaves and a becket. By combining the swivel with the pulley, overall system length is minimized, increasing travel distance.
The patented pivoting side plates allow the rope to be quickly inserted or removed without removing the pulley from the connection point.
This carabiner sets the standard in climbing, mountaineering and rescue applications. Extremely lightweight, it offers high strength and a large gate opening for functional versatility. The locking sleeve engages the gate rather than the frame to prevent jamming.
The unique shape of SMC's aluminum side plates allow the efficient use of prusik hitches as a belay or progress capture device. Constructed with a 3 inch diameter sheave running on a high efficiency ball bearing. Low profile fasteners help eliminate the possibility of the pulley snagging. Pulley will accommodate up to 13 mm rope.