Securing the MAESTRO with an ASAP for training. - Petzl Sweden

Securing the MAESTRO with an ASAP for training.

In certain training or educational situations, a system may be installed to mitigate excessive descent speed or loss of control.


  • Carefully read the Instructions for Use used in this technical advice before consulting the advice itself. You must have already read and understood the information in the Instructions for Use to be able to understand this supplementary information.
  • Mastering these techniques requires specific training. Work with a professional to confirm your ability to perform these techniques safely and independently before attempting them unsupervised.
  • We provide examples of techniques related to your activity. There may be others that we do not describe here.

Remember: any excessive pull on the MAESTRO’s handle can cause a loss of control.

To secure the rope against possible loss of control, attach an ASAP with ASAP’SORBER AXESS or ABSORBICA L57 energy absorber to the auxiliary attachment hole.

The ASAP must be installed on the rope strand between the MAESTRO and the load.

WARNING: this technique is not equivalent to a backup belay; a backup belay must be set up using a system that is totally independent of the work system.

Securing the MAESTRO with an ASAP for training.