Helium Clean-wire - the best wire-gate ever made
HELIUM QUICKDRAW - 10mm x 15cm DYNEEMA SLING
The world's best wiregate has been designed for elite climbers everywhere and the Helium's unparalleled combination of extreme lightweight, high strength and 'Clean-wire' no hook nose make it the ultimate on-sighting biner.
When the Helium concept was initially launched a major focus was to make a wire gate but with none of the traditional drawbacks a wire has; that they can hook up on bolts or wires, can unclip more easily than snap gates, and are susceptible to opening if lying against the rock.
To get round these took a lot of 'blue sky' thinking a lot of pencils and a shedload of engineering time. The solution was our 'Clean-wire' hooded nose and our new flat-wire gate. With this combination of features the Helium counters to a huge degree all these traditional problems by covering the gate within the nose not allowing it to get hooked up.
A close up of the Helium Clean-nose that shows how the 'sunken' flat-wire gate is hidden and protected - allowing the hood of the nose to be a smooth non-catch suface for clipping / unclipping.
Other Helium features that have contributed to its success are the fact it has a Hot Forged I Beam Back which gives it amazing strength for its weight, 9kN gate open for example.
It is also a full size biner which all other biners of this weight aren't so it fits in the hand well and is easy to use. It has also been designed place the rope in exactly the right place to maximise strength at all times and the slight 'pip' at each end helps the rope to sit correctly and load correctly.
Reviews for the Helium have been superb all around the world recognising its brilliant engineering and the contribution it make to lightening the climber's load - and as we all know the less weight we have to drag behind us the further we'll get.
Helium Quickdraws - The best on-sight draw ever built
The Helium QD comes in three lengths, is on superlight 10mm Dyneema, and at a remarkable 73 grams for the 10cm is the most advanced and lightest full size draw in the world.
This makes it perfect for on-sighting on bolts or when you're on a big trad route and need plenty of kit.
Like all Wild Country quickdraws the clip-end is marked by red anodising to make sure you keep any bolt damage away from the rope and there is also a rubber 'O' ring to hold the clip end biner in place.
PLEASE NOTE - colour of sling may vary