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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.
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.
Features of the Petzl Basic Ascender Complete, High-Performance lighting solution 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 Compact and lightweight Versatile: Back-up in hauling system or rope ascent Lower hole for connecting a lanyard Upper hole through which a carabiner attaches the device to the rope (useful for back-up belays or hauling)
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 carabiners.
- Mountain Gear