Kong Lift Ascender
Historic Range: $50.99-$170.96
A pretty good ascender that feels more solid than the Petzl.
- Feels strong
- Solid cam
- No teeth on the outside edge of the cam
- Handle not as comfortable as Petzl
I borrowed one of these for a couple climbs. It is more heavy and solid feeling than the Petzl. I liked it, but I think when the teeth wear down a bit it may slide and catch. There are no teeth on the outside edges of the cam.
That being said, it may take a long time to wear out one of these; the cam feels like solid steel. Also of note, the cam spring tension is more than a Petzl, so it takes more pressure for the rope to feed.
Source: borrowed it