How to use Metolius Quickdraw, lifespan, care, maintenance and storage with instructional pictures.
The FS Mini 12" is officially retired.You've found a page of history! The FS Mini 12" is no longer produced by Metolius and it is not available to buy from major online retailers. You can still check out all the specs and claim your ownership.
FS Mini 12"
Two FS Mini carabiners joined by a 10 mm (0.39") tight both-end Monster Sling (40% Dyneema/60% nylon)
Lightweight, high-strength, long quickdraws for all your climbing projects
Strength: 22 kN (4950 lbf)
12" 2.1 oz. (61 g)
Biner color: brown/green
Sling colors: yellow/white
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Watch the FS Mini getting clipped over and over and over, from different angles and with different clipping techniques.
FS Mini review by Outdoor Gear Lab.
Elaina of Water Stone Outdoors talks about FS Mini.
Having three options in Long Draw lengths could make it a bit confusing as to which you'd find yourself reaching for the most. Overall, I found that I used the 12" length the most on sport routes and the longest (20") the most on multi-pitch trad routes where roofs or traverses are common. I surprised myself more than once when using all three of these lengths on sport routes when the bolts seemed mostly in-line- but the reduced rope drag and straighter line of the rope told me that they had done their job. And isn't that all we can ask for in a quick (long) draw?
Bottom line, the FS Mini Long draws are always on my rack now whenever I have to backpack into my climbing objectives and the Metolius Curve Hexes are almost always on my rack, especially when doing a lot of the long winding old school routes in Little Cottonwood Canyon. These are honestly two of my favorite discoveries over the past year. I haven’t found a better way to drop weight and add to the fun of climbing.
The folks at Metolius are a crafty bunch. It seems like they are always searching for the next best thing, or how to make existing products that much better. The Master Cams were huge, and then of course we got Offset Master Cams, which fill a small but important niche on any trad rack. Now come two more additions we like: the Long Draw and FS Mini Carabiners.