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Price $36.95 at Amazon$60 List$50 List$49.95 at Amazon$29.95 at Amazon
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Pros Great top-stepping, comfortable, good valueComfortable, intuitive to use, durablecomfortable, intuitive to use, durableComfortable steps, easy to walk up, big grab loopSurprisingly comfortable webbing width, low bulk, good value
Cons Not as durableHeavy, bulkyheavy, bulkyNo spreader barBottom step flips inside out
Bottom Line One of the best aiders we have used at a great priceHard to beat this aiders for Yosemite and beyondA Yosemite favorite for both moderate and hard aid
Rating Categories Metolius 5 Step Aider Yates Big Wall Ladder Yates Speed Wall Ladder Metolius 8 Step Ladder Aider Metolius Alpine Aider
Comfort (35%)
8
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9
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7
Ease Of Walking Up (35%)
8
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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 Metolius 5 Step... Yates Big Wall... Yates Speed Wall... Metolius 8 Step... Metolius Alpine...
Style Etrier Ladder Ladder Ladder Etrier
Weight 11.2 oz 15.6 oz 13.6 oz 11.8 oz 6.8 oz
Step Width 1" 1.75" 1" 1" 0.8"
Length 75" 67" 67" 75" 60"
Warranty 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year
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