TCIA Product Review: Rock Exotica Akimbo

Philip “Arborguy” Ruiz performs a product review on the Rock Exotica Akimbo. The Akimbo is a versatile mid-line attachable friction device that allows climbers to ascend and descend a stationary or moving rope system without changing equipment, and without detaching from your saddle.

Philip “Arborguy” Ruiz, CTSP, QCL, is technical training director with BrightView, a 34-year TCIA member company based in Calabasas, California.

Product Review is a new feature for TCI Magazine. The idea is to have an independent third party provide feedback on how a product or service works or applies in the field. If you would be interested in having a product reviewed, contact Tchukki Andersen, CTSP, BCMA and TCIA staff arborist, at

This review reflects the thoughts and opinions of the writer as a user and is not an endorsement of any specific company, product or service.

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