The Squid is a stick clip which does an elegant job of clipping out of reach bolts and allows you to UN CLIP carabiners from those same bolts. Fingers at the end of the pivot arm grab the gate and open it with a pull, letting you take the carabiner out of the bolt. If the draw is already hanging, a clever set of arms will hold your rope so you can clip it into the draw. The Squid will work with any standard paint pole. We recommend the 8' 2 piece Mr. LongArm ProPole. The pole needs to be stiff the Squid will not work with a tent pole.