Black Diamond nForce Ascender
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Black Diamond nForce Ascender

Black Diamond nForce Ascender is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 22.
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Product Description Item No.   10031271

The nForce Ascender by Black Diamond offers 33% more clamping force than any conventional ascender design on the market for maximum grip on icy or muddy ropes. Fast cam manipulation can be achieved by using the thumb, trigger finger or the edge of the frame. The comfortable, full-sized molded handgrip accommodates gloves and a 360 biner clip-in point allows full rotation of any locking biner.

FEATURES of the Black Diamond nForce Ascender

  • Four-bar linkage for greater holding power
  • 360-degree carabiner clip-in points
  • Spacious grip improves dexterity and cam manipulation

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Best Use: Big Wall Climbing
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works like a charm I have the right handed version of this and I love it. I am planning on buying the left handed soon. The cam in it feels great, the grip feels great too. Before I got it I wondered if the grip would be too soft and break up over time, however, I don't think that is going to happen. It is firm, but still comfortable.,,,,The one thing that I do worry about is getting sand or grit into the cam. It hasn't happened yet and I have had it for a year, but I take good care of my's as if my life depends on it! If it happens, which at this point I am not sure that it will, I will be calling Black Diamond to see what I should do about it.
Date published: 2014-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, light weight ascender, with awesome features I used this and the right handle ascender on a solo one pitch climb and loved it. The action is smooth jugging up the fixed line, with no immiediate visible wear on the rope, and I was able to clip into the rope one handed with ease. Not only that, but the locker I used was able to reorient itself with out being stopped by the clip in hole. The mechanical parts moved smoothly and seemed burly enough so as to not worry about them. The only problem I had with this individual ascender was that it did feel kind of floppy, more so than the right handed one (manufacturing detail?). All in all a great product from BD!
Date published: 2009-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice upgrade to what's out looks....awesome performance! Had the petzl version of ascenders for a few years and was due for a new pair for our upcoming expedition to Carstensz Pyramid. At first I bought a right hand to try it out before committing to a pair of theses, and I absolutely love them. Big grip to fit while wearing down mittens, excellent grip/lock on dry/wet rope and almost same dependable performance on icy ropes. Looks not as solid as it actually is. Trigger mecanism feels weird but is an excellent feature once you are used to it. Product recommended!
Date published: 2013-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The nForce be with you .... I'm not even a Star Wars fan but that was the only "clever" subject I could come up with ..... and I never claimed to be clever or creative or even 1/2 way intelligent, so screw you for judging.,,,,Anyways - the nForce Ascender is truly top notch. I recently used it on the head-wall of Island Peak and never skipped a beat on the way up. I even used it a bit on the decent towards the bottom. Perfect amount of friction and the finger trigger is easy to use even with a thick glove. I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2010-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best on the market!!!! I have tried out all the common ascenders on the market and find the Black diamond to be the simplest to use and the best working. with one finger you can pull the auto-locking mechanism back and have your ascender set nice and tight on the ropes. another plus is it is much easier on the sheath of the rope wearing is down much less. Also works on wet ropes and fairly icy ropes if needed. great features, quality built, I recommend this to anyone looking for an ascender.
Date published: 2010-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect in every way. I can confirm these bad boys work well on wet ropes. My last trip to the Grampians in Australia saw us climbing in some terrible weather. The wind and rain was so strong it held 20meters of wet rope trailing behind me out almost horizontal. The nForce Ascenders gripped the rope so well as I jumard up to clean the trad gear. I always had full confidence in my ascenders and I would recommend them to anyone.
Date published: 2010-11-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good piece of caving gear Made in America is a big plus. The linkage system makes for very smooth advancing on your line. Only downside is that I worry anytime a piece of gear is more complex, it also tends to become less reliable. ,,,,Bottom line though; use in conjunction with a chest ascender, keep it clean, inspect it before use, and you will have a very efficient system and an enjoyable time on the rope.
Date published: 2011-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome!! My boyfriend and I went on a climbing trip to Spain and used these for some multi-pitch routes. They worked really well. They take a little getting used to, but they were easier to use than some that I have used in the past. The grips felt nice on my hands and didnt rub blisters like some that I've used before. All in all, I would recommend these.
Date published: 2013-04-24
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