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SQWUREL anti-twist rig

Discussion in 'Tech Tips and Gear' started by hank moon, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. hank moon

    hank moon kinetically bulbous

    The SQWUREL works great for long single-rope raps, but it does twist the rope a fair amount when used in Simple Mode. Most of the time this doesn't present a problem, but for those times when it might, the pictured rig can be used to significantly reduce rope twist on single rope. See below the pic for usage notes.


    Main points:
    • Use round or oval stock HMS carabiners (no I-beam 'biners)
    • Ideally, use two identical carabiners; if using carabiners of different frame lengths, the shorter-framed carabiner must be used as the SQL attachment carabiner to get the anti-twist benefit
    • The extra carabiner must be positioned as shown: between the SQL attachment carabiner and the tail of the SQL, and resting on the top side of the SQL.
    • Do not use deeply grooved/worn carabiners
    • Has not been tested on double rope
    • Could be used in Jumbo mode (has not been well-tested), but Jumbo is already less-twisty, so no clear benefit
    • Cannot be used with Behemoth mode as the rope won't stay in place

    Please check it out and post feedback here.
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2018
  2. ratagonia


    Mount Carmel, Utah
    I found this also gave me a bit more friction, which is a good thing when rapping on small ropes.

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