Petzl Reverso 4

The Reverso 4 replaced the Petzl Reverso 3.

Manufacturer's Description

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Retailers' Descriptions

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At only 59g, the Petzl Reverso 4 Belay Device is an ultralight multipurpose belay / rappel device with a self-braking Reverso mode for belaying 1 or 2 seconding climbers.

- REI

The Reverso 4 from Petzl is a ultra-light multi-purpose belay / rappel device that regulates the amount of braking friction on the rope according to its diameter and condition. V-shaped friction channels with asymmetrical lateral grooves adapt the friction to the type of rope for better control. Reverso mode for belaying one or two seconds with assisted braking.

- CampSaver.com

Petzl REVERSO 4 Rock Climbing Belay Rappel Device - The REVERSO4 Belay Rappel Device by Petzl is an ultra-light multi-purpose belay/rappel device that regulates the amount of braking friction on the rope according to its diameter and condition. The V-shaped friction channels, with asymmetrical lateral grooves, adapt the rope friction for better control, offering effective breaking on half, twin, and single dynamic ropes. It also assists in independent and simultaneous belaying of one or two seconding climbers in Reverso mode. It can be used to belay the leader, one or two seconding climbers, and can be used for rappelling. Quick changeovers from Reverso mode to belaying the leader when climbing multi-pitch routes and increased braking power during a leader or top rope fall or while rappelling. A carabiner hole allows the loaded device in Reverso mode to be easily and gradually released with only a carabiner. The REVERSO 4 is rope friendly, allows for smooth belaying and rope handling and will not kink the ropes regardless of the mode used. It also separates the two strands of rope when belaying and rappelling. Reverso mode aluminum attachment point is easy to identify and a keeper cable keeps the device from moving up the rope when belaying and reduces chances of losing the device. Use with symmetrical locking carabiners, Am'D or WILLIAM, to maximize efficiency (not included). The ultra-light and intuitive Petzl REVERSO4 Belay Rappel Device should be packed in your rack.

- Outdoorplay

Ultra-light (59 g) multi-purpose belay/rappel device that regulates the amount of braking friction on the rope according to its diameter and condition; Reverso mode This multi-purpose belay/rappel device is ultra-light (59 g, 25 % lighter than the Reverso 3) and intuitive to use. V-shaped friction channels with asymmetrical lateral grooves adapt the friction to the type of rope for better control (ARC technology: braking control for twin, half and single dynamic ropes). Reverso mode for belaying one or two seconds with assisted braking. This light and easy belay device is a good design by Petzl as a belay rappel device good for regular use. Ultra-light design: - minimalist construction - hot-forged aluminum - Weight: 59 g A single device for all rope types: - effective braking on half and twin ropes = 7.5 mm - effective braking on single ropes = 8.9 mm - can belay the leader, one or two seconding climbers and can be used for rappelling - independent and simultaneous belaying of one or two seconding climbers in Reverso mode - quick changeovers from Reverso mode to belaying the leader when climbing multi-pitch routes V-shaped friction channels: - increased friction on thin ropes - friction is adapted for larger diameter ropes - increases the locking pressure on the ropes in Reverso mode Asymmetrically grooved sidewalls: - increased braking power during a leader or top rope fall or while rappelling - rope slides smoothly through device when taking up slack Carabiner hole allows the loaded device in Reverso mode to be easily and gradually released with only a carabiner Rope friendly, allows for smooth belaying and rope handling: - will not kink the ropes regardless of the mode used - separates the two strands of rope when belaying and rappelling Intuitive use: - Reverso mode aluminum attachment point is easy to identify - keeper cable keeps the device from moving up the rope when belaying and reduces chances of losing the device - usage diagrams (standard belay and Reverso modes) engraved on device Use with symmetrical locking carabiners (Am'D or William) to maximize efficiency. This belay device can be used in Reverso mode to allow for easier belaying with less stopping force required.

- Bentgate.com