Quality gear for Life. These four simple words speak volumes about Seattle Manufacturing Corporation, our products and people. Since being founded in 1967, the single driving force behind SMC has been the creation of climbing and rescue equipment that is reliable, simple, and secure. We know that every day there are lives depending upon the quality and reliable performance of our products in what are often the most demanding conditions and critical situations. Experienced climbers and rescue personnel around the globe know that they can always count on SMC products.