Petzl Basic

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The Petzl BASIC rope clamp is a compact ascender that offers excellent grip for rope ascents. The lower attachment hole is large enough to hold the carabiners for the lanyard and the footloop.


The Petzl Basic Multipurpose Compact ascender works great for hauling systems, for ascending fixed lines and as self-protection when climbing a fixed rope.


The Petzl Basic Ascender is an ergonomic and compact rope ascender which excels in a wide variety of situations. The Petzl Basic navigates hauling system, rope climbing and self belaying on a fixed rope. The wide lower attachment point is roomy enough for two locking carabiners to support both lanyard and footloop. The Basic is now 30% lighter than the previous model, which means when we say it's compact and adds little weight to your glacier travel kit, we mean it! Compact, yet offers an excellent grip Model B18BAA fits ropes 8 to 11 mm 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 Meets CE EN 567, UIAA certifications Made in France

- OMCgear

A multi-purpose, compact ascender, the Petzl BASIC is super lightweight and offers excellent grip for rope ascents.