Petzl Reverso 4

The Reverso 4 replaced the Petzl Reverso 3.

Manufacturer's Description

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Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Not only does the Petzl Reverso 4 Belay and Rappel Device give you serious stopping power when you're holding massive whippers, but it also functions as an auto-locking device when you're belaying the following climber directly off the anchor. This allows you to re-rack, tie your shoes, sip some water, and take a few photos without risking your climbing partner's life. Belaying two followers at once' No problem. Rappelling 15 pitches' The deep grooves give you plenty of control. Petzl also added a secondary clip-in point to help you release a locked rope if you need to lower a follower who has fallen.


At only 59g, the Petzl Reverso 4 belay device is 25% lighter than the previous version yet offers the same versatility for belaying and rappelling.


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.


The newly redesigned Petzl Reverso 4 remains the same smoothly operating versatile belay device with indispensable features for multi-pitch climbers, yet the svelte Reverso 4 offers impressive weight savings and accepts thinner ropes.-- Hot forged aluminum body shaves 59 g over the Reverso 3-- New V-shaped friction channels adapt the friction to a wider range of ropes for better control-- Asymmetrically grooved sidewalls increase braking power during a leader or top rope fall or while rappelling-- Use to belay the leader or one or two climbers following; and rappelling-- Functions as a self-locking device when belaying off the anchor-- Rope friendly, allows for smooth belaying and rope handling and will not kink the ropes regardless of the mode used-- Usage diagrams (standard belay and Reverso modes) engraved on device for ease of use-- Made in the United Kingdom

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