Best use is on layered limestone, but can be used anywhere. Choice of 10mm or 12mm. PLX is Fixe's name for HCR - see features.
The FIXE Traditional Anchor belay station is designed for any type of route. When placed in good rock, the anchor simultaneously loads both bolt placements. The design locates the anchor bolts in a vertical orientation. This will eliminate the “Shock Load” possibility if one anchor bolt were to fail. This design is far superior to anchors that locate the anchor bolts across a horizontal plane.
PLX is the name Fixe has given to the well-known Duplex 2205 stainless steel. This material has a two-phase micro-structure of ferritic steel and austenitic stainless steel. PLX arises from the combination of the two materials.
PLX has some outstanding properties:
Strength. PLX is nearly twice as strong as austenitic stainless steel.
Corrosion-resistance. PLX has ranges of resistance to common corrosion that are slightly higher than those of A4 (316) stainless steel.
Resistance to stress corrosion cracking (SCC). PLX, due to its two-phase micro-structure, provides greater resistance to SCC. Stress corrosion cracking may result in sudden breakage with common austenitic steels (A2 and A4).
6750lbs / 30kn CE/UIAA Certified
9,000lbs / 40kn Ultimate Breaking Strength
4mm Stock (hanger)
10mm Stock (ring)