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Speleoshoppe

Version A Version B
Version A Version B

Overview


Version A
(#686)

Front View Open for Rigging Top View
Front View Open for Rigging Top View

Technical Details

I acquired my Speleoshoppe from Inner Mountain Outfitters at the 1995 NSS Convention.

My Speleoshoppe box is 76 mm. long, 126 mm. wide, 73 mm. high, and weighs 305 g. It is a double channel chest box consisting of an aluminum back plate, an extruded aluminum channel, and two rollers mounted on a common bolt through the channel. Two bolts with wing nuts hold the channel against the back plate, where it fits into two shallow milled grooves. The back plate has 54 mm. tall vertical slots for attaching the box to a chest harness.

The front of the box is stamped with the Speleoshoppe logo, a bat inside an ellipse.

Comments

The Speleoshoppe box is similar to the BlueWater box. The bolt heads are recessed into the back plate, so they do not dig into one’s chest. The rollers have a slight taper to help keep the rope centered, but I don't find the taper is to be enough to be completely effective. The milled grooves are not deep enough to have any significant effect. The corners of the box are rounded, and the aluminum parts of the box are anodized.


Version B
(#1820)

Front View Open for Rigging Top View
Front View Open for Rigging Top View

Technical Details

I acquired my Speleoshoppe, Version B box from John Woods in 2014.

Version B is 76 mm. long, 127 mm. wide, 74 mm. high, and weighs 309 g. The back plate has 54 mm. tall vertical slots for attaching the box to a chest harness.

The front of the box is stamped with the Speleoshoppe logo, a bat inside an ellipse.

Comments

Unlike Version A, Version B is not anodized.