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Unknown 9/11

Version A Version B
Version A Version B

Overview


Version A
(#2867)

Front Rear
Front Rear

Technical Details

I acquired this belay plate from Adventure Outdoors in 2021.

This is a sticht-type belay plate, milled from aluminum alloy and soft anodized. It is 70 mm. long, 70 mm. wide, 13 mm. thick, and weighs 106 g. It has two slots, one 31 mm. long and 14 mm. wide, the other 32 mm. long and 15 mm. wide.

There are no markings on this plate.

Comments

This plate has no markings and I do not know who made it. Although I've called this a 9/11 plate, the slots are somewhat large and it might just as well be called an 11/13, suitable for the "bigger-is-better" crowd. It is too large for my taste.


Version B
(#2867)

Front Rear
Front Rear

Technical Details

I acquired this belay plate from Vintage Climbing in 2022.

This is a sticht-type belay plate, milled from aluminum alloy. It is 52 mm. long, 52 mm. wide, 20 mm. thick, and weighs 41 g. It has two slots, one 27 mm. long and the other 32 mm. long. Each slot is 13 mm. wide. There are two 4.3 mm. holes for a keeper. One of these has a 650 mm. long, 3.5 mm diameter keeper with a snap hook sewn in place.

Each side is stamped with "5" in two places.

Comments

I do not know who made this plate, but it appears be home-made. The slots were made by drilling multiple closely-spaced holes and then removing the remaining spurs. It may have been made by the same person who made Unknown 11, Version C.

The keeper cord is far too long for my taste, being six or seven times as long as I prefer.