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Petzl Basic

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Retailers' Descriptions

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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.

- CampSaver.com

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

- EMS

The Petzl Basic Multipurpose Compact ascender works great for hauling systems, for ascending fixed lines and as self-protection when climbing a fixed rope. Chrome-plated, spring-loaded steel cam features angled teeth and a self-cleaning slot to securely grip the rope, even in wet, muddy or icy conditions. Ergonomic trigger can be operated with 1 hand. Hole at the bottom is large enough to fit 2 carabiners (sold separately) for attaching a lanyard and a foot loop. Includes multiple attachment points to allow for different uses, such as self-belaying or hauling. Use together with a chest ascender (sold separately) when ascending fixed lines. Petzl Basic Multipurpose Compact ascender is designed for use with ropes between 8 and 11mm in diameter.

- REI