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Belay devices and descenders

Petzl offers a wide selection of descenders and innovative belay devices designed for all vertical activities. Caving, mountaineering, multi-pitch, cragging, canyoning, each activity has its device.

How to choose?

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Belay devices and descenders (15)
Assisted blocking belay devices (2)
Manual braking belay/rappel devices (2)
Descenders (2)
Caving descenders (8)
Canyoning descender (1)

Assisted blocking belay devices

Suitable for all users, Petzl belay devices with assisted blocking are designed to function on single ropes and improve comfort on belays. They provide exceptionally comfortable descent, thanks to the ergonomic handle.

Assisted braking belay device

The Petzl belay device with assisted braking is designed to function on single ropes, improve comfort and offer smooth handling on belays.

Manual braking belay/rappel devices

Designed for single use ropes or half ropes, Petzl manual braking belay/rappel devices are lightweight and simple to use.

Descenders

Petzl descenders are adapted for descents in different environments: climbing, caving, canyoning...

Caving descenders

Designed for caving, these devices are made for rope descents and are perfectly adapted to the particular conditions of underground terrain.

How to choose?

Canyoning descender

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Choosing Your Petzl Belay/Rappel Device

Selection table, belay devices.

Petzl Belay Systems: Two Types of Devices


Belay Devices with Cam-assisted Blocking

Belay devices with cam-assisted blocking, working principle.

Working Principle

When a climber falls or rests, the rope tightens, and the cam pivots to pinch the rope and block it.

Advantages

  • Comfortable belay, thanks to cam-assisted blocking, which minimizes the strength required of the brake-side hand. This system is especially useful for working a route, trying a move over and over or holding the climber.
  • Considerable leeway for brake-side hand position, regardless of the angle between the climber-side and brake-side ropes.
  • Exceptionally comfortable descent, thanks to the ergonomic handle that controls the progressive rope feed.
GRIGRI® +

GRIGRI® +

Belay device with cam-assisted blocking and anti-panic handle, particularly suitable for learning and for intensive use.

GRIGRI®

GRIGRI®

Belay device with cam-assisted blocking.


Manual Braking Belay/Rappel Devices

Belay/rappel Devices, working principle.

Working Principle

When a climber falls or rests, the brake hand grips the rope firmly and pulls it downward, the rope gets pressed into the braking grooves, thus increasing the friction until the rope stops.

Advantages

  • Simple, compact and lightweight.
  • Compatible with single, half, and twin dynamic ropes.
  • Comfortable rappels, thanks to the efficiency of the braking grooves.
REVERSO®

REVERSO®

Versatile, lightweight belay/rappel device, for use with one or two rope strands and ability to belay a second climber from the anchor.

VERSO

VERSO

Compact, lightweight belay/rappel device, for use with one or two rope strands, and for rappelling.

Choosing your descender for caving

Choosing your descender for caving, table

Benefits of descenders for caving

  • efficient braking on the rope, regardless of its condition: dry, -wet, muddy, sandy, stiff...
  • compatible with 8.5 to 11 mm diameter low stretch kernmantel ropes
  • do not twist the rope

Loss prevention: STOP or SIMPLE descender with FREINO Z carabiner

FREINO Z carabiner

FREINO Z is an automatic locking carabiner with friction spur designed for STOP (D009AA00) and SIMPLE (D004AA00) descenders.

FREINO Z, used with a STOP or SIMPLE descender.

When used with a STOP or SIMPLE descender, the carabiner can be turned to make the device loss-proof when transferring from the gear loop to the semi-circular carabiner.