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The Petzl Basic Multipurpose Compact ascender works great for hauling systems, for ascending fixed lines and as self-protection when climbing a fixed rope.
Petzl Ascenders & Descenders Basic Rope Clamp B18BAA. The lower attachment hole is large enough to hold the carabiners for the lanyard and the footloop.
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.
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
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