FEATURES of the Petzl Basic Ascender
Complete, high-performance lighting solution Can be used for rope ascent on a fixed line or as progress capture in a hauling system Toothed cam with self-cleaning slot optimizes performance under any conditions (e.g. frozen or dirty ropes) Stainless steel cam has better resistance to corrosion Lower attachment hole large enough for two carabiners (lanyard and foot loop) Upper connection hole for guiding the rope Compact and lightweight Versatile: Back-up in hauling system or rope ascent Lower hole for connecting a lanyard Upper hole through which a carabiner attaches the device to the rope (useful for back-up belays or hauling)
Climbing, Big Wall Climbing
CE EN 567, UIAA
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Rated 4 out of
small and light
Use this for caving, it's great because it's small, smaller (and lighter) than other handled hand ascenders anyway, forces you to stay closer to the rope (corrects form). More acceptable in the international community as well.
Date published: 2015-01-25
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