Rock Exotica Akimbo


This is one of the most talked-about climbing tools in recent years! Rock Exotica has made the creation of arborist Jaime Merritt available to the masses, using precision aluminum milling to create this ascent/descent device that can be used for DRT and SRT climbing. The Akimbo is easily mid-line attachable and the level of friction can be adjusted without any tools.



Note: There is currently no CE certification for the Akimbo. 

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The Rock Exotica Akimbo is a long-awaited SRT climbing device that is midline attachable, compact, lightweight, adjustable, and easy to set up and use. Product specifications and more information will be available in the coming weeks!


From Rock Exotica's User Instructions:

The following ropes are approved for use with the Akimbo at the Working Load Limit shown below. Only approved ropes should be used with the Akimbo. Working Load is equal to the total weight of the climber including gear. 


Total Working Load of the climber must not exceed the Working Load Limit (WLL) for the rope listed below or slippage may occur!

Check for updates to the approved list of ropes.

WLL: 100kg (220lbs)
Manufacturer Model Dia. (mm)
Samson Voyager 11.8
Teufelberger XStatic 11.7
Yale Poison Ivy/Blue Moon 11.7


WLL: 130kg (286lbs)
Manufacturer Model Dia. (mm)
Cousin Atrax 11.6
Sterling Scion 12.5
Sterling WorkPro 12.5
Sterling HTP 12.5
Teufelberger Fly/Dragonfly 11.1
Teufelberger Drenaline 11.8
Yale Scandere 11.7


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SRT Climbing Devices
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