Features September 2012 Issue

Ocean Tested: Rock-climbing Gear

Seatrials find sailing applications for rock-climbing hardware.

In this “Ocean Tested” report, PS contributor Drew Frye, an avid sailor and rock climber, makes the case for using recreational climbing gear in marine applications. He’s had over 20 years of experience with the climbing products—aluminum carabiners, bolt hangers, climbing slings, etc.—in all sorts of marine applications and has found that the crossover gear can save money while doing double duty. His report offers an overview of the gear and its potential uses onboard, as well as tips on where to find it.

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