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Outdoor Climbing Descenders Rig Descender Petzl
Rig Descender

A self braking descender, designed for access work.

£101.86 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Climbing Descenders Stop Petzl
Stop

A self-braking descender designed for caving

£67.82 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Climbing Descenders 5 Bar Rack Petzl
5 Bar Rack

Petzl's 5 Bar Rack descender which can be used on single and double ropes. The design and configuration of the bars makes setting up and inserting the rope easy.

Descenders

The traditional descender is the Figure of 8. Most modern belay devices allow abseiling as well, but it must be remembered that a figure of eight will dissipate heat quicker than duel purpose devices. They will therefore last longer and reduce the effective wear upon the rope. For long abseils, a fig 8 or Petzl Huit is a much better choice.  The Huit is designed to reduce twisting, and is kinder to the rope.  You can find prussik cord for backing up your abseil here.

Centres may wish to consider the DMM Anka, which has wings to stop the rope-locking that can occur with many other descenders. More elaborate descenders like the Petzl I'd, Rig and Stop,  can be found in the Professional section of the website.


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