Buckingham Steel Climbers -Twisted Shank
Buckingham’s contoured leg irons are forged from high strength select grades of steel. The new thicker shank design allows less flex for a more solid climb. The contoured shank is a comfort feature to reduce pressure points or chafing to your ankle bone when climbing. The shank is shaped to create a slight bow away from your ankle while the upper shank rests securely on your leg.
This model is offered with an upper shank twist option. The twisted upper shank is a subtle comfort feature that allows the shank to remain flat against your leg after the climber has settled into position. This option is best matched with climber pads that don’t have a rigid structure like the 3502 models. Non-rigid pads like the standard Hook-N-Loop 3500 series or tunnel and L-pads are best choices for twisted shank climbers.
Offset stirrups are standard on all of our climbers. Buckingham’s standard stirrup measure 4-1/2” wide for people with standard to wide feet. The stirrup is offset forward of the shank to sit closer to the center of the foot. The included ankle straps are secured with a split-ring attached to a permanent eyelet on the stirrup.
The steel climbers come standard with the new TB9206A set –screw replaceable gaffs. These gaffs measure 1-3/4” with a 16 degree angle. The new placement design positions the tip of the gaff lower than previous models for working at more aggressive angles to the pole safely. The TB9106A gaff is available for climbing hard CCA poles.
Climbers are rated to 350 lbs when the user is fully outfitted with tools and equipment.
Warning: Climbers are to be purchased and used by trained personnel only.