The Reverso 4 replaced the Petzl Reverso 3.
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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.
Features of the Petzl Reverso 4 Belay Device 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
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.
The Reverso 4 is a single device that can handle all types of ropes and all types of climbing. Multiple anchoring points and belay channels make multi-pitch and multi-person belaying a breeze. The V-shaped friction channels compensate for rope diameter and rope condition so you always get the maximum stopping power when you put the brakes on. Weighing in at only 59 grams, you will hardly know you have it on your harness going up the wall.
- Mountain Gear