We had our Silent Partner stolen (a bag was nicked from outside our house while we were loading, probably not even climbers (RAGE WEEP RAGE)) and now we are desperately trying to replace it in time for a project that will happen in 4 weeks.
We are based in UK but will pay for shipping from anywhere at this point.
The project is a big multi-pitch lead solo development objective in Namibia, my home country. It's a slabby granite route, about 400m, next to another mixed trad/sport route we finished there last year. Its ambitious but this year the plan is for my partner to try and develop the neighbouring slab completely solo, ground up. I can't be there to belay, but will be able to document some of the projecting between my own fieldwork I am doing simultaneously.
Basically we are desperate to try and find someone, anyone, who is willing to part with their SP. We know of all the alternative systems, we even have some of them, but the SP is what we think will be most safe given the terrain and scale of the project.
I know they come up on ebay, but so far we have not been in luck nabbing one of those within our budget. If ANYONE has any leads for someone who may know someone who knows someone, I'd really love to hear from you.
In eternal gratitude !