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The BASIC is a compact ascender that fits well in the hand for rope ascents. The lower attachment hole is large enough to accept carabiners for the lanyard and the footloop. Compact ascender with excellent grip Can be used for rope ascent on a fixed line or as progress capture in a hauling system Toothed cam with self-cleaning slot optimizes performance under any conditions (frozen or muddy ropes...) Stainless steel cam has better resistance to corrosion Lower attachment hole large enough for two carabiners (lanyard and foot loop) Upper connection hole for guiding the rope Specifications Material(s): aluminum frame, stainless steel cam, nylon safety catch Weight: 85 g Rope compatibility: 8 to 11 mm Certification(s): CE EN 567, UIAA
Petzl's Basic Ascenders are light, compact, and efficient. Their self-cleaning stainless steal toothed cams allow them to be used for climbing fixed lines or as a progress capture on hauling systems. The lower attachment is large enough to fit 2 carabiners.
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Petzl Ascenders & Descenders Basic Rope Clamp B18BAA. The lower attachment hole is large enough to hold the carabiners for the lanyard and the footloop.
The Petzl Basic Multipurpose Compact ascender works great for hauling systems, for ascending fixed lines and as self-protection when climbing a fixed rope.