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Stregor

Version A Version B
Version A Version B

Overview


According to documentation on the Krok web site, the name "Stregor" (Стрегор) refers two mountaineers, Strelnikov Yuri and Goryunov Nikolay (Стрельников Юрий и Горюнов Николай), who once made similar ascenders. Perhaps they made these.


Version A
(#183)

Front Rear
Front Rear
 
Open for Rigging
Open for Rigging

Technical Details

Cam faceI acquired this ascender in November 2004 when Serguei Khramtsov of Ural Sport made a shopping trip through the climbing shops of Yekaterinburg, Russia for me. He tells me it is made by Stregor (or S. T. Regor?) in the Ukraine.

Version A is 38 mm. tall, 56 mm. wide, 29 mm. thick, and weighs 77 g. The shell and cam are aluminum. The rope channel is 17 mm. wide. The cam radius increases from 13 to 31 mm. over an angle of 108°, giving a 24° cam angle. The tooth pattern is (Z)^10. The cam has ten Z-shaped teeth.

One shell is stamped with "REGOR" (or possibly, "S REGOR"), "ø9÷11MM," and the Sieg Heil icon.

Comments

This Russian ascender is a copy of the Wild Country Ropeman, Version A. I wouldn't consider it as the primary ascender for a caving rig. It was designed to be a lightweight ascender for emergency or occasional use. The ascender is placed on the rope by swinging the shell open, pulling the cam open with the cable, inserting the rope, closing the shell and securing it with a carabiner. The slings must be connected to this carabiner. The carabiner keeps the ascender from coming off the rope, but if the ascender must be removed, I recommend clipping the cable to the carabiner so that the ascender won't be dropped by accident.


Version B
(#184)

Front Side
Front Rear
 
Open for Rigging
Open for Rigging

Technical Details

Cam faceI acquired my Stregor, Version B from Ural Sport in 2004.

Version B is 38 mm. tall, 56 mm. wide, 26 mm. thick, and weighs 77 g. The rope channel is 17 mm. wide. The cam radius increases from 13 to 31 mm. over an angle of 108°, giving a 24° cam angle. The tooth pattern is (Z)^10.

One side is stamped with "STR," "ø9÷11MM," and the Sieg Heil icon.

Comments

The comments for Version A apply to this one as well.