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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Petzl's Basic page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

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

- REI

Petzl Ascenders & Descenders Basic Rope Clamp B18BAA. The lower attachment hole is large enough to hold the carabiners for the lanyard and the footloop.

- CampSaver.com

Petzl left its Basic Ascender compact, light, and basically, well, basic for convenient versatility on big wall climbs. Use it on fixed lines or as a progress capture in hauling systems, knowing that the Basic's stainless steel, toothed cam will stay secure thanks to the self-cleaning slot. The lower attachment accommodates two carabiners to attach lanyards and foot loops, and can work as a chest ascender, a foot ascender, or a standard harness ascender. The Basic Ascender also has an upper connection hole for guiding ropes more efficiently, and its safety catch provides a good grip.

- Backcountry.com

Petzl's Basic Ascenders are light, compact, and efficient. Their self-cleaning stainless steal toothed cams allow them to be used for climbing fixed lines or as a progress capture on hauling systems. The lower attachment is large enough to fit 2 carabiner

- Mountain Gear