How To: Affix Bungees to Petzl Nomics

HOW TO: Affix Bungees to Petzl Nomics

Leashless tools are all the rage right now and for good reason.  They are fantastic for single pitch mixed and ice lines when dropping a tool isn’t much of an issue; however, in the mountains a dropped tool could lead to serious issues.  We are psyched on the Petzl Nomic tools for challenging vertical terrain, but couldn’t wrap our head around how to affix umbilical bungees to the tools.  After some fiddling, we figured it out and our tools are ready for long, committing days in the alpine.

Supplies Needed

  • Petzl Nomic Tools
  • 1-2mm accessory cord
  • 3mm allen wrench
  • scissors
  • matches or lighter

Step-by-step Guide

  1. Gather all supplies (listed above)
  2. Remove the pommel, using the allen wrench
  3. Thread cord through larger of two pre-drilled holes, securing with an overhand knot and pulling tight
  4. Replace pommel back on desired setting (S,M, or L), tightening with the allen wrench
  5. Cut cord tails, using scissors to cut below overhand knot and a flame to seal ends.
  6. Affix bungees and go crush that alpine objective.

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Raised in the ocean lined landscape of Southern California, Ilana now calls the rocky mountains of Colorado home. Ilana is a mother to an adventurous daughter, an accomplished rock and ice climber, skier, snowboarder, mountain distance runner, avid adventurer, and a Registered Trauma Nurse. A recent, near fatal accident in May, 2018, has left Ilana with a new disability; bringing her biggest life challenge to head, adapting to continue her pursuit of long, hard days in the mountains and share it with the generations to come. Ilana is the founder of Thrillseekers Anonymous, a seasoned event speaker, and has been featured in various media outlets including the February 2015 issue of ‘Climbing’ magazine, December 2013 issue of ‘Rock and Ice’ magazine, December/January 2013 issue of ‘Gripped Climbing’ magazine, Canyoneering: A Guide to Techniques for Wet and Dry Canyons (How To Climb Series) by Dave Black and Pasadena Magazine as well as a Climbing Expert on MTV’s Parental Control (Season 7 – “Heather”).

Ilana has written 118 articles for Thrillseekers Anonymous.

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