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SMC Rigging Ring


This rigging ring is not only ultra-light weight, it is incredibly strong, making it an ideal component for rigging more remote abseil anchors. Designed as the ultimate climbing accessory, it can also be used in a range of rigging and rescue settings.

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The SMC Rigging Ring is the strongest aluminum ring of its size on the market.

Designed as the ultimate climbing accessory, it can be used in conjunction with anchor systems, haul systems, and as a connection point, providing a missing link which is often needed in rigging and rescue scenarios. It’s uses are only limited by your imagination and expertise.

With a breaking strength of 32 kN it is nearly 50 per cent stronger than a standard carabiner, while weighing a tiny 26 grams.

The SMC Rigging Ring is particularly useful as an alternative to quicklinks when rigging abseil anchors. The anodised aluminium is corrosion and abrasion resistant, ensuring a long lifespan, even in challenging canyon environments.

Unlike quicklinks, which rely on a gate being securely screwed shut to achieve their rated strength, there is no hidden point of failure. The clear markings also make it easy for other canyoners to visually inspect the anchor and confirm it is constructed of appropriate gear.

It is large enough to clip in three standard carabiners, making it easy to fit rope, sling, and still clip in with a safety tether, yet it remains compact enough to use with a carabiner block. It is also strong and hard-wearing enough to be incorporated into releasable anchor systems.

Key features:

  • light-weight yet incredibly strong
  • easy to inspect, with no hidden points of failure
  • corrosion and abrasion resistant, for a long life in canyon environments
  • useful in a range of rigging and rescue scenarios

Product information:

  • Weight: 26 grams
  • Rated strength: 32kN
  • Material: anodised aluminium
  • Diametre: inside 28mm, outside 44mm
  • Thickness: 13mm
  • Made in: United States