Metolius Equalizer Sling with Pocket
MetoliusEqualizer Sling with Pocket

Rather than messing with a tangle of webbing and carabiners, reach for your Metolius Equalizer Sling with Pocket and make building anchors a snap. The added convenience of a storage and transportation pocket with a harness loop keeps your go-to gear nearby for quick, easy, and safe anchor building.

  • Reinforced end loops provide additional, full-strength clipping points
  • Nylon webbing sheds water to avoid taking on extra weight
  • Weighs just over five ounces so it won't bog down your rack or pack
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Handy quick anywhere anchor

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I like the bagged sling idea. It makes setting up an equalized anchor quicker and a bit easier. I’ve also definitely used it to pass my phone back and forth to get pictures

Thanks for the review Krisitn! Super helpful to get this feedback out to the community.

Feels strong/safe

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Great product! Packs down small and very secure. Perfect as a quick and easy anchoring system, equalizes quickly, feels strong/safe..

perfect for learning, bomber...

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bought this for learning/teaching anchor setups. Get two for climbing on multipitches with new learners. Having anchor set up directions on the stow bag is genius...

Metolius Equalizer

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Very solid anchor system. Thick bomber nylon and hand bag that the nylon folds into. Can easily make 2 or 3 point anchor.

as heavy & less versatile than cordalett

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I thought the whole point of the webolette was to save weight over the standard 6 or 7mm cordalette? This baggy/equalizer combo is nearly as heavy.

The 10 foot metolius has about the same (or slightly less) length as my 7mm cordalette when building 3-piece anchors - so it has reasonably similar functionality... but you have to build the anchor in the webolette way. The full-loop cordalette is just more versatile in the mountains for a variety of uses like prussiking, looping around features, escaping belay, etc.

I would consider getting the mountain tools webolette, where you actually get a huge weight savings, or stick with some 7mm cord tied in a big loop.

Useful

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Very useful, and very easy to transport thanks to the pocket. I would recommend buying the 15ft.

kinda tacky but great for learning

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This sling was one of the first bits of climbing gear that I purchased. Mainly because I live in rural Kentucky where no one climbs. So I bought everything to build anchors first. That way by the time I had everything I needed to climb I would have some experience in building natural anchors. And I must say, this sling simplified things and I feel confident climbing on it. Also it comes with the convenient little storage pouch which is attached to one of the end loops so you can just attach it to your harness out of the way until you need it while your sport climbing

Works Great

    I've climbing now for 20 years and am very skeptical with all the new gadgets and toys. I like the basics and am afraid we can get distracted with bells and whistles. That being said, I kinda bought this on a whim and now love it. This is a great sling that simplifies anchors down to the basics. Ergo, when teaching anchors to my 10 YO son down at the local crag he's not messing with runners, cordelettes, and quick draws. Would I put this in my pack when heading out on more diverse stuff,? Probably not. However, local crag, three bolts, teaching basics, absolutely. Top rope gear = rope, 3 lockers, 2 biners, and this thing, every time.

    How does this work exactly? If I have two...

    How does this work exactly? If I have two bolts, I create my anchor, leaving the third runner hanging? And what if one bolt is lower than the other, is that going to put disproportionate weight on one end of this?

    Best Answer

    The equalizer sling is just a length of webbing with a small loop at each end. You can tie it as shown in the photo, which lets you connect to three pieces of gear, or in other arrangements.



    Here's a link to the manual: http://www.metoliusclimbing.com/pdf/equalizer-instructions.pdf



    If you just want to make an anchor with two bolts (for example, at the top of a sport route), a double-length sling is a cheaper and more versatile way to go. I attached a photo of my usual setup.

    The equalizer sling is just a length of webbing with a small loop at each end. You can tie it as shown in the photo, which lets you connect to three pieces of gear, or in other arrangements.

Here's a link to the manual: http://www.metoliusclimbing.com/pdf/equalizer-instructions.pdf

If you just want to make an anchor with two bolts (for example, at the top of a sport route), a double-length sling is a cheaper and more versatile way to go. I attached a photo of my usual setup.