Editors' Choice 2019: Metolius Climbing Inferno II Quickdraw Review

Our top climbing gear picks of 2019
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The Metolius Climbing Inferno II Quickdraw.

The Metolius Climbing Inferno II Quickdraw.


Metolius has updated the beloved Inferno with the Inferno II, a notably light (3.2oz) yet sturdy draw thanks to the double-layer 14mm Monster webbing, which provided a stiff, hard-wearing dogbone and made them ideal for stretchy clips or redpoint usage. I used them pretty much everywhere, from demanding multi-pitch trad and sport, to sea-cliff climbing, to onsighting, and was impressed by their versatility and performance, as were my partners. The matching oblong-D wiregate top and bottom biners clipped mega-smooth and mega-fast, with spry gate action, and the beefy JIG biner keeper on the rope-side biner meant zero flippage, even on wandering or rope-draggy pitches. These are perhaps Metolius’ best draws to date.

$18, metoliusclimbing.com

See more of our top climbing gear picks in the Gear Guide 2019: Editors' Choice Awards, and listen to our latest podcast for an interview with Black Diamond's climbing category director Kolin Powick.