Petzl Basic Ascender


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Really. If it's not up to snuff after you use it (a couple times) you can still bring it back. It lasts longer than 30 days, but not forever. We'll be fair about it.


Lighter than the previous Basic Ascender design, and much more compact than ascenders with handles (though not as ergonomic over a long haul). It's an excellent tool for occasional use or for setting up a quick haul system.

  • Aluminum frame, steel cam, and nylon trigger
  • Toothed cam is self cleaning and secure on muddy or icy ropes. Resists corrosion
  • Upper connection hole guides the rope through the device and prevents twisting
  • Lower attachment hole is large enough for 2 carabiners
  • Accepts ropes 8-11mm
  • The device is not designed for self belaying or situations where it can be shock loaded

Tech specs

Ideal for
  • Snow and ice climbing
  • Trad and aid climbing
Cam materialStainless steel
Body materialAluminum
CE certifiedYes
Made inFrance


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