Take a life-line with you.
Drop nightmarish cornices safely and create clean cuts for your rutschblock tests with the steel Brooks-Range Rutschblock Cord. This 19-foot, industrial-rated steel cable has small metal 'knots' to aid cutting through rain crust and heavily compacted snow. Two large loops on either end give you and a partner a tight hold on the cord, and once you're done making your cuts, the whole thing packs up inside the included drawcord pouch.
- 3/64-inch steel cable is rated to a working strength of up to 270 pounds
- Rutschblock test is one of many available on-slope tests backcountry skiers and avalanche-safety professionals use to assess snow stability and identify potentially weak layers in the snowpack
- Pouch comes with instruction for performing Rutschblock, compression, stuffblock, and shovel-shear tests