Yates Speed Wall Ladder
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Price $50 List$60 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 A Yosemite favorite for both moderate and hard aidHard to beat this aiders for Yosemite and beyondOne of the best aiders we have used at a great price
Rating Categories Yates Speed Wall Ladder Yates Big Wall Ladder Metolius 8 Step Ladder Aider Metolius 5 Step Aider Metolius Alpine Aider
Comfort (35%)
9
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9
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7
Ease Of Walking Up (35%)
9
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8
Ease Of Free Climbing (10%)
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Top Stepping (10%)
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Durability (10%)
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Specs Yates Speed Wall... Yates Big Wall... Metolius 8 Step... Metolius 5 Step... Metolius Alpine...
Style Ladder Ladder Ladder Etrier Etrier
Weight 13.6 oz 15.6 oz 11.8 oz 11.2 oz 6.8 oz
Step Width 1" 1.75" 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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