Belay Devices And Descenders - Petzl Other | Sport

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?


Belay Devices And Descenders (17)
Assisted Blocking Belay Devices (3)
Manual Braking Belay/Rappel Devices (2)
Descenders (2)
Caving Descenders (8)
Canyoning Descender (2)
New items (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.

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.


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

New items

Choose Your Belay Device for Climbing or Mountaineering

Petzl makes different belay devices for different disciplines: belay devices with cam-assisted blocking provide a comfortable belay experience, and manual belay/rappel devices allow the user to rappel on two rope strands.

Belay Devices With Cam-Assisted Blocking NEOX®. Lead climbing indoors and outdoors Feed slack easily 235 g
GRIGRI®. Lead and top rope climbing indoors and outdoors Compact and versatile 175 g
GRIGRI®+. Top rope climbing indoors and outdoors Anti-panic handle and top rope mode 200 g
Manual Braking Belay/Rappel Devices REVERSO. Single pitch climbing, multi-pitch climbing and mountaineering Belaying a second climber and rappelling on two rope stands 57 g
VERSO. Single pitch climbing Rappelling on two rope strands 55 g

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.