Petzl Pirana Descender
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Petzl Pirana Descender

Petzl Pirana Descender is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 30.
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Product Description Item No.   10012009

The Pirana Descender by Petzl is a figure-eight descender for descending on single or double rope.

FEATURES of the Petzl Pirana Descender

  • Three different braking positions to select from before beginning a descent
  • Two supplementary braking spurs allow friction to be varied during descent
  • A carabiner with a cross section of 12 mm (e.g. ATTACHE) provides a tight fit in the small hole, creating a "rigid" carabiner / descender unit
  • Stays securely attached to the harness during rope insertion, to help prevent loss
  • Reduces the risk of leverage on the carabiner gate due to poor positioning
  • The PIRANA helps prevent the formation of a lark's head hitch around the body and reduces rope twisting, without decreasing braking friction

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Fits Rope Size: 13 mm
Weight: 3.1 oz
Material Details: Aluminium
Best Use: Travel, Climbing, Caving, Canyoning
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Probably being nit-picky but Petzl does not rate this as a belay device. It is a descender only. I'm sure it works great, but belay at your lead's risk.
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very versatile! Probably the most versatile descender I've used. Lots of braking options along with a few spurs for extra friction. Well made product.
Date published: 2016-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Let me down easy...OK Excellent descender that will definitely stay on my gear rack. It is easy to install on the rope at any point during your climb and offers all the friction anyone could need on any diameter rope. Much safer than a figure eight and very well made.
Date published: 2016-01-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Better than some I've used the Pirana for a couple of years. Now its mainly used as a back up or loaner decent device. It works well in a variety of conditions but there are several product that have come out that work better. Its a big step up from a regular 8 or bucket and not having to unhook it from your carabiner when descending into water is were its at. While I have never had the rope pop off the arms I wish they were a little bigger for a more secure feel and easier adjustability on the big drops over 300'.
Date published: 2015-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very smooth I had never used a Pirana before, but it is crazy how smooth the rope feeds through it. It is way better than the standard ATC in terms of a smooth descent. I bought black diamond rocklock caribiner to use with it which did not fit. In fact only one of my biners works, petzl William.
Date published: 2015-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the BEST rappel device on the market!!! I am a Search and Rescue Technician and have used every device out there for rappelling. This 'figure 8 style' rappel device is awesome! It gives you a lot of options, great tension control, friction is no problem and locking this off is a breeze! I am so happy with this thing I want to buy 20 more just to give out to all those poor suckers who use a rescue 8!!!!
Date published: 2014-03-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice piece of gear, Big Ups Petzl This is a cool Petzl product. I don't spend a lot of times in canyons, but bought this product for the occasional trip. Amazing control, amazing. And fun.
Date published: 2012-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reach for this device when you wanna go over the edge I love all the configurations that are possible with this device. Another great feature is that you dont have to remove it from your harness to feed the rope through the device. I paired it up with an omega lite-d and it fit pretty good
Date published: 2012-07-17
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