DMM will be taking ownership of the Stal Climbing brand. Looking ahead, Stal premium climbing wall anchors will be manufactured by DMM in Llanberis under its ISO 9001:2015 quality system and integrated into the DMM product range.
Stal was founded in Sheffield by Nate McMullan (Climbing Wall Services) and Martin Roberts (Titan Climbing). All parties will be working together to ensure a seamless transition.
DMM Technical Director, Dave Noddings, said: “Clearly, it’s paramount that users have complete trust in an anchor. Stal Anchors are a neatly designed first-class product that fits well with our range and has quality assurance at its heart. We look forward to continuing to work closely with Nate and feel confident many more indoor climbers will be lowering off a Stal Anchor in the future.”
Stal Anchors are rated to 60 kN and provide genuine redundancy. The polyurethane pucks place the anchor out from the wall to reduce wear on the connector and wall. Durable and cost-effective the Stal modular design allows easy replacement of wear components.
A central ‘equalising link’ between the chains reduces any movement, minimising metalwork wear that is traditionally encountered from anchors that move when used.
The chain links that make up the Stal anchor systems are induction welded. This means they have not been made brittle from the welding or bending process. Each section of chain is plated, independently certified to BS EN standards for climbing structures, proof tested to 20 kN before sale and polished for additional corrosion resistance.
Currently, there are three configurations available: the Lead Climbing Anchor with Alpha Steel
carabiners, Bottom Rope Anchor with maillons and a stainless steel (316) version of the Bottom Rope Anchor.
Stal founding partner, Nate McMullan, said: “I am really excited to be working with DMM as I consider their products to be some of the best in the world.”
From Jan 28 - 31 DMM will be at the ISPO Munich trade show in hall A3 (booth 436) exhibiting the Stahl anchor system, together with its other latest products.
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