Cumbria-based outdoor equipment company Lyon Equipment is expanding its manufacturing offer by launching a new product, the ANCHORA.

Known largely as one of the UK’s biggest distributors of outdoor brands, Lyon Equipment has always been a manufacturer, originally of caving ladders and more recently bags, slings and rescue equipment. Combining this with its expertise in training and equipment for work at height and rescue, Lyon Equipment is now offering more unique, custom-made products via its in-house design team.

Designed for climbing walls and training facilities, the new ANCHORA is a versatile single-piece anchor solution. It offers five attachment points for different connecting and loading configurations, allowing positioning of connectors and rope away from the structure, thus prolonging the life of rope, connectors and the climbing surface.

The ANCHORA also reduces maintenance costs as large connectors can be held captive once fitted, removing the need for captive bar versions, and connectors can be replaced independently.

Cast in 316 stainless steel, the ANCHORA is specifically designed for durability and long life. The attachment points provide a smooth bearing surface, minimising wear on connectors. The unique casting process keeps internal stresses to a minimum; there are no bending, welding, machining or fixing processes which may encourage stress corrosion cracking. The design also significantly reduces the build-up and retention of moisture with the finished casting being chemically polished to clean and maximize the corrosion resistance of the stainless steel.

The ANCHORA conforms to the industrial anchor standard, as well as the relevant parts of the climbing wall standard, meeting the requirements of EN 795: 2012 type A and CEN TS/16415: 2013 type A for two persons.

Further information: Tel 015396 24040 email