Rock Climbing Stick Clip
A couple of weeks ago I ordered tent poles from Quest for use as a rock climbing stick clip. This enables the climbers to clip the first bolt without risking ankle breaking ground falls. The attached pics show the assembled product and one broken down for carrying inside a pack. I run parachute cord through the middle and then tie it off for use in tension.
Pulling on the pole releases the clip from the carabiner which is then through to a bolt hanger. The stick clip comes from supercliprescue.com. I told them about you guys as well as sourcing individual tent pole sections is critical. A lot of climbers buy window washing poles, but then you have to walk to the crag like Moses.