Yates Big Wall Ladder Aider
Yates Speed Wall Ladder
Metolius Alpine Aider
Awards Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award  Best Buy Award  
Price $60 List$50 List$49.95 at Amazon$36.95 at Amazon$29.95 at Amazon
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Pros Comfortable, intuitive to use, durablecomfortable, intuitive to use, durableComfortable steps, easy to walk up, big grab loopGreat top-stepping, comfortable, good valueSurprisingly comfortable webbing width, low bulk, good value
Cons Heavy, bulkyheavy, bulkyNo spreader barNot as durableBottom step flips inside out
Bottom Line Hard to beat this aiders for Yosemite and beyondA Yosemite favorite for both moderate and hard aidOne of the best aiders we have used at a great price
Rating Categories Yates Big Wall Ladder Speed Wall Ladder 8 Step Ladder Metolius 5 Step Aider Metolius Alpine Aider
Comfort (35%)
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Ease Of Walking Up (35%)
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Ease Of Free Climbing (10%)
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Top Stepping (10%)
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Durability (10%)
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Specs Yates Big Wall... Speed Wall Ladder 8 Step Ladder Metolius 5 Step... Metolius Alpine...
Style Ladder Ladder Ladder Etrier Etrier
Weight 15.6 oz 13.6 oz 11.8 oz 11.2 oz 6.8 oz
Step Width 1.75" 1" 1" 1" 0.8"
Length 67" 67" 75" 75" 60"
Warranty 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year
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