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Wild Country Single Rope Controller

Version A Version B
Version A Version B

Overview


Version A
(#659)

Front Rear
Front Rear
 
Left Right
Left Right

Technical Details

I acquired my Wild Country Single Rope Controller, Version A from Ragged Mountain Equipment in 1994.

My Wild Country Single Rope Controller, Version A is 53 mm. long, 104 mm. wide, 29 mm. high, and weighs 86 g. It consists of two 4.0 mm. aluminum plates separated by three 12.7 mm. diameter, 16.1 mm. long bollards. Round Allen machine screws hold it together. Each plate has an irregular slot for an HMS carabiner.

The front plat has a sticker with a rigging illustration. The rear plate is stamped with "428," "WILD COUNTRY," the Wild Country logo, and "MADE IN ENGLAND."

Comments

RiggingThe Wild Country Single Rope Controller is rigged by inserting a bight into the right side (as shown) of the controller, and clipping an HMS carabiner through the slots and the bight. The HMS is anchored appropriately. Rope is fed by turning the Controller horizontally. During a fall, the Controller is pulled into the orientation shown in the photograph, and the HMS carabiner is pulled to the side, wedging the rope between the carabiner and the two lower pins.

The Single Rope Controller is similar to the Camp Yo-yo, but does not have the V-slot that was added to the Yo-yo.

Instructions

Version B
(#725)

Front Rear
Front Rear
 
Left Right
Left Right

Technical Details

I acquired my Wild Country Single Rope Controller, Version B from Mountain Tools in 1999.

My Version B is 64 mm. long, 105 mm. wide, 29 mm. high, and weighs 87 g. It consists of two irregular 4.0 mm. aluminum plates separated by three 12.7 mm. diameter, 16.0 mm. long bollards. Round Allen machine screws hold it together. Each plate has an irregular slot for an HMS carabiner.

The front plate is stamped with a rigging illustration. The rear plate is stamped with "AAP," "SRC," "WILD COUNTRY," the Wild Country logo, and "BRITAIN."

Comments

Version B is similar to Version A, with the primary difference being that the carabiner slot is longer. This makes feeding the rope somewhat easier.

Version B was sold with its own HMS carabiner that features a strange plastic lock that when used properly almost always guarantees that the carabiner does not open accidentally (although someone will find a way, so be careful). More important, the plastic lock helps keep the carabiner oriented properly. I prefer not to carry extra do-dads on serious climbs, but for "is-neither climbing" (i.e., sport climbing) it seems to work reasonably well.

Instructions