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I’D S uses and specifications

I’D is a self-braking belay / rappel device that can be used on either the harness or the anchor.

Warnings

  • Read the technical notice before viewing the following techniques.
  • It is important to fully understand the information provided in the technical notice before using this complementary information
  • Mastering these techniques requires training.
  • Consult a professional before attempting to perform these techniques on your own.

Identifying your I‘D model:

Pre-2019 I’D S
Serial number before 19B0177022056
Pre-2019 I’D S
2019 I’D S
Serial number after 19B0177022056
2019 I’D S

Rope access descender.

I’D S, rope access descender
I’D S, rope access descender, Comparison table.
I’D S, rope access descender, Comparison table.
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2019 I’D S

The brake-side rope can run over the reinforced edge, or in the friction groove, depending on rope diameter, user preference, the position of the braking carabiner and the hand...

I’D S, position of the brake-side rope 1/2
I’D S, position of the brake-side rope 2/2

Lowering with I’D attached to an anchor

Lowering with I’D attached to an anchor
Lowering with I’D attached to an anchor - Comparison table.
Lowering with I’D attached to an anchor - Comparison table.
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The EN 341 standard changed in 2011 and contains new static and dynamic test requirements. Also, the mass required for performing the standard tests increased by 25 % (test mass of 187.5 kg).

The EN 341 standard changed in 2011 and contains new test requirements 1/2
The EN 341 standard changed in 2011 and contains new test requirements 2/2

Belaying with I’D attached to an anchor

I’D on the anchor allows for belaying a person who is using another progression system.

The user must never let go of the brake-side rope. The user must always make sure to keep slack out of the rope between the I’D and the anchor, to reduce the risk of a fall.



Belaying with I’D attached to an anchor
Belaying with I’D attached to an anchor - Comparison table.
Belaying with I’D attached to an anchor - Comparison table.

Giving slack on descent

Giving slack on descent, 2019 I’D S
Giving slack on descent, 2019 I’D S
Giving slack on descent, pre-2019 I’D S

Belaying a climber using lead climbing technique

For access from the bottom, the I’D allows belaying a lead climber, who clips the rope through intermediate anchor points as he/she climbs.



Belaying a climber using lead climbing technique
Belaying a lead climber - Comparison table.
Information

Beware of belayer / climber weight difference. Stopping a fall can be difficult if the climber is much heavier than the belayer.

Belaying a lead climber - Comparison table.
Information

Beware of belayer / climber weight difference. Stopping a fall can be difficult if the climber is much heavier than the belayer.

Giving slack

Giving slack, 2019 I’D S

The cam has a small thumb rest that allows the rope to be unlocked for giving slack. The user must never let go of the brake-side rope.

Giving slack, pre-2019 I’D S