Go Long or Go Home

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Nothing is more unsettling than clipping some in situ, rusted, jury-rigged extendo draw; I still have nightmares about a few deathtrap relics in the Red’s Madness Cave, for example. Fear no more: the niche for a solid, bomber, light, plus-length quickdraw has been filled with the new METOLIUS CLIMBING LONG DRAWS ($18.60-21.50, metoliusclimbing.com), sleek clippers with abrasion- resistant 13mm Monster Slings (36 percent Dyneema, 64 percent nylon). Long draws are not only killer for sport use, but stand in for over-theshoulder trad/alpine slings, too. The Long Draws come in 12", 16", and 20" lengths, with either Inferno or ultralight FS Mini carabiners. — Matt Samet