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Xtend and Climb Introduce First Compact Extending Ladder Made For Everyday Household Use

Xtend & Climb(TM) has introduced its first compact extending ladder that extends to 10 1/2 feet, which is the just the right length for most household tasks.

The new 10 1/2-foot compact extending ladder is a slightly shorter version of the original Xtend & Climb(TM) extending ladder, which was designed for the more serious do-it yourselfer. The new compact ladder provides the reach that a typical homeowner needs. For instance, at 10 1/2 feet, it can reach the roof of a one-story home and provide reach for just about anything inside the home. The compact extending ladder costs 30 percent less than the regular 12 1/2- foot Xtend & Climb ladder, making it the most affordable OSHA-rated extending ladder.

The new Xtend & Climb 10 1/2-foot compact extending ladder is 28 inches long when completely retracted and weighs just 20 pounds. Unlike virtually all other ladders, this compact ladder carries easily up circular staircases, hides under a bed and fits in the trunk of a subcompact car.

The new 10 1/2-foot Xtend & Climb extending ladder is available at select Target stores and online at and will be available soon at select Ace Hardware stores and

"The new Xtend & Climb compact ladder really is the perfect ladder designed with the homeowner in mind. Most people don't need the reach of a full-sized ladder," said Craig Aizman, president of Core Distribution, makers of Xtend & Climb ladders.

Because the Xtend & Climb ladder opens and locks by the foot, you only need to open as many steps as you need. This makes it ideal for both inside work and outside work.

The patented Xtend & Climb ladder provides these usability benefits:

  • Opens, closes and locks by the foot and can be opened from the top or
  • It is extremely compact and easy to move, use and store
  • It is constructed from aircraft-quality 6061 aluminum, with
    ergonomically designed latches with steel pins.
  • Non-slip beveled end caps provide a stable surface while leaned to
    either side.
  • OSHA and ANSI Type II duty rated for 225 pounds.
    The Xtend & Climb Extending Ladder is designed, engineered and
    distributed by Core Distribution, Inc.

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