Belay Devices

SMC Escape 8
Escape 8    48 g    $22.70    own     want    
SMC Spire Belay Device Tall
Spire    56 g    $24.95    own     want    
SMC Mountaineering 8 Full View
Mountaineering 8    82 g    $19.20    own     want 
SMC Figure 8 Full View Front
Figure 8    150 g    $36.05    own     want    
SMC Figure 8 Black
Figure 8    184 g    $55.10    own     want    
SMC Decent Control Full View
Decent    213 g    $67.60    own     want 
SMC Large 8 Full View
Large 8    227 g    $72.80    own     want    
SMC Spider
Spider    562 g    $168.80    own     want    


SMC Light D Full View
Lite D    48 g    $10.50    own     want    
SMC Oval Full View
Oval    63 g    $7.95    own     want 
SMC Mountain D Carabiner
Mountain D    68 g    $16.70    own     want 
NFPA Aluminum Locking D Full View
NFPA Aluminum Locking D    74 g    $19.90    own     want    
SMC Locking D Carabiner
Locking D    74 g    $16.65    own     want 
SMC Kinetic Screw Full View
Kinetic Screw    79 g    $17.85    own     want    
SMC Kinetic Twist Full View
Kinetic Twist    79 g    $19.95    own     want 
SMC Large Aluminum D Full View
Large Aluminum D    108 g    $33.80    own     want 
SMC CrossOver Dual Lock Full View
CrossOver Dual Lock    145 g    $36.40    own     want    
SMC CrossOver Screw Lock Full View
CrossOver Screw Lock    145 g    $32.30    own     want    
SMC CrossOver Triple Lock Full View
CrossOver Triple Lock    145 g    $36.40    own     want    
SMC Lite Stainless Screw Full View
Lite Stainless Steel...    170 g    $42.80    own     want 
SMC Lite Alloy Steel Screw Full View
Lite Alloy Steel Screw    187 g    $34.85    own     want    
SMC Triguard Full View
Triguard Autolock Lite    199 g    $39.80    own     want    
SMC Dualguard Full View
Dualguard Autolock Lite    199 g    $39.80    own     want    
ANSI FP Lite Full View
ANSI FP Lite    254 g    $31.60    own     want    
SMC NFPA Large Steel D Full View
NFPA Large Heat-treated...    300 g    $45.85    own     want    
SMC Large Stainless D Full View
Large Stainless D    309 g    $59.30    own     want    
SMC XL Steel Screw Full View
XL Steel Screw    346 g    $41.85    own     want    

Ice Axes

SMC is a mountaineering and technical rescue brand that produces elite equipment. SMC designs and manufactures sport and rescue hardware to aircraft industry standards while remaining true to a heritage of excellence and innovation. Seasoned climbers and rescue personnel depend on the reliable performance of SMC gear in the most critical situations and demanding conditions around the globe.

Founded in 1967 as Seattle Manufacturing Corporation, on the slopes and training grounds of the worlds best mountaineers, SMC gear is trustworthy in complicated rescues, record setting rapid ascents, and expeditions to the most remote summits in the world. Our first product was an oval carabiner designed and manufactured specifically for Mary Anderson of the original REI Co-op Store who was dissatisfied with the quality and turnaround time of overseas manufacturers. Our founder, Jim Clark, identified the critical design and tooling elements that REI required and brought his aircraft industry standards of excellence to the manufacture of mountaineering gear. Our products expanded into the rescue market as climbers of the 60’s and 70’s became the rescue experts of the 80’s. They required durable hardware that would reliably perform in the demanding rescue environment. This request for stronger, more sophisticated products launched SMC’s technical rescue division.

Thirty years after our first oval carabiner, SMC saw a change in leadership that would instigate even higher standards of quality for our products. In 1997 while volunteering for Alaska State Parks, avid outdoorswoman Kathy Hughes was approached with the challenge of her life – to become the next CEO of SMC. Kathy left Alaska to meet with Jim Clark and after considering the endless potential of commanding an industry icon, the decision was easy. Kathy became our CEO and moved SMC into a new era of customer service, information-driven communication, and ISO certification.

SMC is one of the few manufacturers of mountaineering and technical rescue hardware that is ISO 9001 certified. ISO 9001 is maintained by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and is a family of standards for managing quality control systems. This independent, third party certification process guarantees reliability and efficiency in manufacturing. We are proud that every piece of SMC gear meets these rigid controls; our products are simply the highest quality gear that you can buy; for your life – to last a lifetime.

Today, under the direction of Kathy Hughes and her highly skilled management team, SMC is proud to be a US manufacturer of functional, high-quality mountaineering and technical rescue gear that dreams, designs, and manufactures 100% of its equipment in the USA. We hold true to our heritage by continuously working to improve and develop our people, our processes and our procedures. Quality Gear for Life is more than a statement… for us, it is a way of life.