What is the JSnare?

The Jsnare is a unique “snare” type loop device that allows the climber to reliably and positively grasp and turn the corner of a V-Thread, using whatever type cordage including the climbing rope that is desired. Jsnare has no sharp point to tear your clothing, and has a curving handle that allows a direct line of sight down a leg  of the V-thread when pulling the trigger loop.  The beveled tip will turn the tip of the cord, or rope around the base of the V when the snare is engaged. The ability to turn the rope end around “the corner” of the V dramatically simplifies the use of larger cord or the climbing rope.  The device is lightweight, flexible, easy to rack, handmade in USA,  and has been extensively used and tested by AMGA, and IFMGA guides.


J Snare Use Instructions

The JSnare is a “snare” type threader designed to turn rope, cord or webbing around the “corner” of a V-Thread easily without “picking” or wearing the rope end. It makes using climbing rope especially easy compared to the usual “Pick” type devices.

1. Note the Bevel in the working end of the snare. This faces the outside edge in the “V”. It is designed to turn the rope end approximately 45 degrees.

2. Make a V-Thread as usual. It is helpful to  slightly over drill hole for cord past the intersection of the holes, especially when threading with climbing rope.

3. Adjust the snare size to the diameter of the thread hole, or maybe a bit larger. ( Just push red handle in fully, and you are about right)

4. It is very helpful to straighten the plastic tubing, that will go inside the  thread,  towards beveled end. This puts the snare loop in the inside edge or middle of hole. Leave the end towards the red grip curved which allows you to see down the thread keeping your hands out of your line of sight.  Very important when using climbing rope.

5.  With your pinky in the red loop, slide the J Snare in with the snare loop perpendicular to path of rope or cord.

6. Thread rope or cord through other leg of the “V” as usual and through the snare loop.

7. Don’t push the rope too far through the loop as this will inhibit the rope turn.  About 1/2 inch through the loop is about right.

8. Pull the red handle with pinky and push fingers against black the tubing end which pulls snare loop tightly down on rope end. You will see that the rope turns along the bevel.

9. Maintaining a tight grip on the snare, pull rope through. Prepare cord or rope as usual.

10.Store JSnare in a loop , bevel to the inside of the curve, which maintains the curved form of the J Snare. Hang on a carabiner on your harness.

11. J Snare may be cleared of snow or ice that makes its way inside by blowing on the tube when finished pulling the rope.




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