Richard Bucker

DIY trekking pole cordage guides

Posted at — Feb 3, 2017

A couple of days ago I saw a professionally made trekking pole cordage guide. I liked it so much that I decided to make my own. My first attempt is here. It took some time and there were a number of failures.

So I decided to try again without the grommets. Unfortunately I still managed to glue my fingers together.

grip up
 I like the grip up model because it means I can jam the tip of the pole into the ground giving the structure some stability. (ignore the tape as the glue is not dry yet.) This is a reasonably strong structure but big and heavier than the next.

grip down #1 
Strong.

Grip down #2

Smaller.