Petzl Simple



A good device for flexible ropes. The Petzl Simple…

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: borrowed it


A good device for flexible ropes.


  • Able to thread rope while device is still attached to harness
  • Fast getting on rope or off
  • Better wear characteristics than a fig. 8
  • Doesn't twist the rope like an 8


  • Heavier than a fig. 8
  • No brake like the Stop
  • May need a brake carabiner for smaller ropes

The Petzl Simple is a good device. I borrowed a friend's to try it out, and later acquired one of my own. It works well with flexible rope, but not with stiff rope. It handles longer rappels better than a fig. 8.

One of the best things about it is that it can be left on the harness between rappels so you don't risk dropping it.

Petzl Simple


The Petzl Simple is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen April 10, 2015 at

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