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Black Diamond Index Ascender

Black Diamond Index Ascender is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 7.
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4.8 Star Rating
4.8
$84.95

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Product Description Item No.   10269379

The Black Diamond Index Ascender is a rope ascender for rock, big wall, and trad climbing. Available in right and left hand versions, you can add to your rack for tough pitches and all sorts of weather conditions. The dual-density grip provides comfort to your hands and the aggressive teeth grip the rope, dry, wet, or icy. Clip to your harness via the large carabiner clip hole and always be ready to move on up. All that in a lightweight package of just 7 ounces.

FEATURES of the Black Diamond Index Ascender

  • Trigger-finger release for fast operation
  • Ergonomic dual-density grip
  • Lightened frame
  • Aggressive teeth for extra grip on icy ropes
  • Large carabiner clip hole
  • Left and right-handed versions

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Best Use: Big Wall Climbing, Climbing, Canyoning, Caving
Weight: 7 oz
Material Details: Aluminum
Disclaimer: All climbing equipment is final sale., We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Smooth This guy is way above the other ascenders I have used. The index finger can easily adjust tension so that the rope slides easy, especially if there isn't much weight to keep the rope down. It is light and the grip is dial textured and at the perfect angle. I have yet to find something negative.
Date published: 2018-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what was needed The only essential piece of gear I was missing. A must have for any big traverse. I find the black diamond version of the ascender more comfortable to use than the petzl. This could be due to the grip of that it is slightly larger so fits bigger hands better. Definatly something I'd recommend
Date published: 2018-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Index finger release.... Priceless! As a member of SAR, I am on rope frequently and the Index trigger release is phenomenal. I tend to hold lower on the grip and would always have to crank my wrist to release my petzl ascender. I no longer need to break grip to release my ascender with or without gloves. This fine tuning shows that BD takes time to get the details right. Got home from my first call out using my BD Index Ascender and officially got rid of my Petzl Ascender. Great job as always BD!!!
Date published: 2018-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dope ascender Haven't used it yet, but it smells good and is shiny as the north star! Will be used on Chimborazo in a few months!
Date published: 2016-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good ascender Can be difficult to learn how to use but after some practice it wasn't bad.
Date published: 2015-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile I have used this to ascend but my favorite use for it is to hook up to the belay line while climbing and create mechanical advantage to help a climber get to that next unreachable hold.
Date published: 2015-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Revolutionary Ascender This right here is innovation at its finest. How did none of us think of this brilliant design before? I have found with especially the old BD ascender, it is so annoying and finicky to move your fingers around to move the ascender up and let go of the thumb loop and take the ascender off of the rope. The Petzl ascenders worked better, but my thumbs would cramp up. Now this design is top-notch, the index finger design is absolutely wonderful. I highly recommend this ascender over any other. It is a bit on the pricey side, but well worth the extra money.
Date published: 2015-03-21
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