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  • Rigging/Descending ring can be used as part of your anchor system or haul system, or as a connection point between 'biners
  • Inside diameter will accommodate 3 standard-size carabiners
  • SMC Rigging/Descending ring weighs only 26g and is rated at 32kN

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Best Use Climbing
Weight 26 grams
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for slacklining, watch for nicks I bought these rings to set up anchors and primitive friction locks for my slackline setup. They work perfectly until they start to get dents in them from putting tension on the line while they're in contact with the carabiners. An easy way to alleviate this problem a little is to take a spare inch-and-a-half of webbing and thread the carabiner through it and make sure it is always between the ring and biner. This wont' prevent dents, but it should prevent nicks. Then just make sure the dents are always lined up or at least not underneath the webbing where it could potentially fray and come apart under the tension caused by a slackline. I have set lines up to 45' with this setup.
Date published: 2012-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light, Simple, Bomber. Simple versatile piece of gear. Everyone that has a rope with them should cary this rigging ring. Its like duct tape for climbers. Combine with webbing or other gear to make whatever you need in a sticky situation.
Date published: 2011-12-01
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What is the interior diameter of the ring?  

Asked by: schaefered
The inside diameter is 1.1 inches and the outside diameter is 1.7 inches.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

I just won two of these rings in a raffle and I can't for the life of me find any information on how to use them. People say they're very versatile, like duct tape for rock climbing. I can't find a single youtube video or an other instructional materials.

Asked by: JesseN
Congratulations on your win! I hope that you get lots of use out of your new rings. Some typical uses of Rigging and Descending Rings would be building anchors, building line lockers for slacklining and or using as a focal point for rigging. We see many different people using them for many different reasons in harnesses, tents, hammocks and anchors. We would love to see what you come up with.
Answered by: SMC Gear
Date published: 2015-09-20
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