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One of the most popular devices for cave descents worldwide. Offers exceptional control and versatility, while the self-braking function facilitates on-rope maneuvers.
The Petzl Stop is a self-braking descender for single rope.
Originally designed for caving, the Stop Descender is a device that stops or considerably slows descent when the handle is released. Locking mechanism can be disabled with a carabiner when a hand is needed to negotiate a drop. Handle is squeezed to descend normally, controlling speed with the other hand; slack rope can easily be taken up. All control surfaces are stainless steel. Works best with clean, flexible rope, stiff rope may result in greatly impaired or reduced friction and the stop feature may be inoperative.
You'll be set for long descents with Petzl's Stop Descender rappel device. Designed with an internal cam, you can use this as a standard rappel device, or release the handle and let the device pinch the rope to give you a chance to rest before finishing the rappel.
- Mountain Gear