You can’t help but love them. I always carry a bunch on my harness because they just come in handy so often.
Throwline installation, connecting two lines by pushing it through the braid, securing the top hole of an ascender, using two opposite and opposed back to back when you need a higher breaking strain, attaching stuff to your harness… and so the list goes on.
Here is one from today (yes, it was a bit on the warm side of cold).
Which was weird as it felt a bit like a blast from the past, a Marty McFly-moment –as though I had seen the future when all those years ago I did this drawing for Friedrich Drayer’s catalogue…