Friends are the belay devices that have probably changed the sport of climbing the most permanently. Their structure has changed during their 38-year history, yet they've remained essentially the same. All Wild Country Friends have a clamping angle of 13.75 degrees, defined by Wild Country, refined and further developed again and again. They've proven their efficiency in thousands of miles of cracks scaled since 1977.
The new Friend is no exception. Built with a twin axle, it remains a Friend. At its core, their constant 13.75 degree cam angle - the axis to which climbers entrust their lives! The Friend is robust and reliable. Robust and reliable, this Friend combines classic features and significant additions to create an intriguing mix of old and new
The design can't be surpassed in functionality. This Friend is the only twin axle cam that combines the convenience and comfort of a thumb loop with the speed and utility of an extendable sling.
Faster, less complicated, easier to use and first-class manufacture: Features an intelligent combination of core functions with innovative additions. This makes it the most comprehensive clamping device available on the market.
Dimensions and Weight Friend 1 Range: 31.7 - 53.6 mm/ Weight: 134 g Friend 2 Range: 41.5 - 69.3 mm/ Weight: 159 g Friend 3 Range: 52.7 - 88 mm/ Weight: 202 g
Breaking load 12/10 kN (sling double/extended)
Clamping angle of 13.75 degrees
With double axle
Stylish and straightforward design
More rigid hollow axles (patent pending) for even less weight
Wide, ribbed clamping wedges for better and gentle hold