Wire Rope Aider (16″ – 22″)

(6 customer reviews)



Wire rope aider available in multiple sizes and multiple eyelets for all your DIY and brand name sticks. These are made for us by a tree stand cable company and come with a black vinyl coating. They weigh 3.5 oz each. Available sizes:

  • 16″ step spacing with 1/4″ or 5/16″ eyelet (36″ overall length)
  • 18″ step spacing with 1/4″ or 5/16″ eyelet (40″ overall length)
  • 20″ step spacing with 1/4″ or 5/16″ eyelet (44″ overall length)
  • 22″ step spacing with 1/4″ or 5/16″ eyelet (48″ overall length)

1/4″ eyelets work for most sticks including EWO custom sticks, Lone Wolf/Novix, Beast, Shikars, Hawk Heliums etc.
5/16″ is needed for  APIs, XOP, and LWCG. And newer Hawk Heliums

NOTE: On XOP Minis the mounting location approx. 3″ below the bottom single step. Please take this into account when ordering as an 18″ aider will become a 21″ aider.

NOTE: For XOP X2’s, you would want the 1″ x 1/4-20 grade 8 bolts with washers. The bolts forge their own threads when screwed in

NOTE: For Shikar Fixed sticks, you need to countersink the hole on the backside of the step 1/8″ deep. Then put step bolt in from the backside with a locking jamb nut(thin one) then the aider eyelt with thin locking jamb nut to hold the aiders. Bolt length 1.25″ to allow for stacking

See below for bolt options.

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Bolt Options Explained

  • 1/4″-20 x 2 1/4″ socket head – Use these for EWO sticks or components. The EWO standoffs are designed to be used with socket head bolts.
  • 1/4″-20 x 2 1/2″ hex head – Use these for LW/Novix/Trophyline sticks when using stock steps
  • 1/4″-20 x 2 1/4″ hex head – Use these for LW/Novix/Trophyline when using EWO DoubleSteps.
  • M6 x 1.0 x 50mm button head – Use these for Hawk Helium sticks (early 2021 and older) as well as TETHRD Skeletor sticks. Replaces bolt on lower standoff.
  • 5/16″-18 x 2″ hex head – Use these for newer Hawk Helium sticks (mid 2021). Replaces bolt on lower standoff.
  • 5/16″-18 x 1 1/2″ socket head- Use for LWCG Sticks. (This is the shortest bolt we offer for LWCG sticks)
  • 5/16″-18 x 2 1/4″ hex head  Use these for XOP and API Huntin’ Sticks with EWO  DoubleSteps and XOP Minis (connected at lower standoff location
  • 5/16″-18 x 2 1/2″ hex head  Use these for XOP and API Huntin’ Sticks with stock steps.
  • 1/4″-20 x 1 3/4″ hex head – Use these for Muddy Pros or any other 1″ stick when mounting through the tube directly.You will have to drill out holes for the Muddy Sticks.
  • 1/4″-20 x 1″ button head – Use these for EWO DoubleSteps or XOP X2 when mounting directly to the DoubleStep in one of the existing holes.  On the XOP sticks, you will be forging your own thread as you screw the bolt in. No nut required. Requires 2 which will be included.
  • 1/4″-20 x 1 1/4″ hex head – Use these for Shikars to mount through the aider hole at the bottom of the stick and for Beast sticks.

Bolts available in a variety of sizes and included in price. Please double check your sticks and add at least 1/4″ to the length of your bolt to accommodate the eyelets. These come with nylon washers and a nyloc nut. On rare occasions we run out of black zinc bolts – black oxide or yellow zinc may be substituted.

Additional information

Weight 4.2 oz
Step Spacing

16", 18", 20", 22"

Eyelet Size

1/4", 5/16"

6 reviews for Wire Rope Aider (16″ – 22″)

  1. Lee Guffy (verified owner)

    Attached the 20” aider to 20” OOAL shikar climbing sticks. The construction of the wire and swaged ends is high quality. They do add minimal weight, but are worth every ounce.

  2. jpsmith270 (verified owner)

    I purchased the 18″ and attached to some Beast climbing sticks…….absolutely perfect! Great quality and super convenient to have an aider attached to each stick. These are so much better than a detachable aider as they are easy to find in the dark, extremely safe to use, and you don’t have to worry about dropping it or it blowing in the wind. They store away very nicely on each stick when stacking.

  3. andrew bennett (verified owner)

    Would have given these 5 stars except for one issue. These 18” aiders are super well made, attached them my cut down API sticks. Rubber coating good, eyes crimped well. The only issue I had was with the supplied nuts, really wish they would have come with metal locking nuts not the Teflon locking nuts. After in installed and tightened down enough to where I could roll my aiders up to hook on my versa button for transport, after multiple times the nuts began to loosen. Replaced mine with metal locking nuts and no more issue! Highly recommend these, just upgrade the nuts and your golden

  4. Blake Collison (verified owner)

    I’m 6’1” but not flexible, so the 16” on mini beast sticks were great. Easy to find with my foot in the dark.

  5. john1960515 (verified owner)

    These aiders are outstanding! They add so little weight in the scheme of things, fold up nicely for packing and perform flawlessly for me. They seem to be very durable. I used them quite a bit this last season. I have tried several aiders from do-it-yourself to other purchased aiders. I never felt safe or comfortable climbing with them until I tried these. They will be on my sticks for the rest of my hunting days. The only aider I’ve found that is easy to find climbing down in the dark and feel rock solid as you are doing so. I have the 16″ inch model on 18″ sticks. Plenty of extra distance out of each step, and the shorter length just makes them that much easier and safer to use.
    Just a great product! Thanks!

  6. zak.melcher (verified owner)

    Absolute game changer. I got the 22” step for my hawk heliums. Using these I can get 12.5 ft with just two sticks (roughly 32” step from ground to base of aider step), after getting in the platform I can get 15’. Will really lighten the overall weight, well built product. Highly recommend.

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