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Ascenders

Petzl ascenders are designed for ascending fixed ropes, but they can also be used to address a wide range of situations: helping a second, hauling a victim out of a crevasse or up a wall...

How to choose?

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Ascenders (8)
Ascenders (4)
Multi-purpose ascenders (2)
Ascender accessories (2)

Ascenders

Handled rope clamps, ventral or foot-mounted, for ascending the length of a fixed rope.

Multi-purpose ascenders

Multi-use or rescue ascenders allow the user to face numerous situations: hauling in a crevasse or on a rock face, rappel back-up...

Ascender accessories

Adjustable footloops for handled ascenders.

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Choosing your ascender

Petzl ascenders are designed for ascending fixed ropes, but they also have other uses: helping a second in difficulty, hauling a victim out of a crevasse or up a wall, self-belaying... For this, there are several types of ascenders: hand ascenders, chest ascenders and backup ascenders.

Types of Petzl ascenders

  • Hand ascenders



    Because of their excellent handling, these ascenders are mainly used for ascending ropes. Their design also provides various ways to install the device on rope to make a pulley system or haul a pack.
    ASCENSION

    ASCENSION

    Handled ascender with a comfortable, powerful grip.

    BASIC

    BASIC

    Compact and lightweight ascender.

    Rope ascent with hand ascender installed above the user.

    Rope ascent with hand ascender installed above the user

    Examples of other ways to use hand ascenders

    Hauling with an ASCENSION handled ascender

    Hauling with an ASCENSION handled ascender

    Pulley system with a BASIC ascender

    Pulley system with a BASIC ascender

  • Chest ascenders



    Installed directly to the harness, they are used with a hand ascender for ascending rope.
    CROLL® S

    CROLL® S

    Reinforced chest ascender for thin to medium-diameter ropes

    CROLL® L

    CROLL® L

    Chest ascender for large diameter ropes

  • Backup ascender

    TIBLOC

    TIBLOC

    Ultralight and compact, TIBLOC is a backup ascender that adapts readily to situations other than ascending rope: pulley systems, progress capture...

    Hauling

    Hauling

    Hauling

    Hauling

    Rope ascent

    Rope ascent

Locking systems

Locking with toothed cam (all ascenders except TIBLOC)

Locking with toothed cam (all ascenders except TIBLOC)

The teeth initiate the locking action, and the cam pinches the rope. Locking is optimal in all conditions: wet, frozen, muddy rope..., while sliding the device upward is easy.

Locking with teeth and carabiner (TIBLOC)

Locking with teeth and carabiner (TIBLOC)

The carabiner locks the rope by pinching it against the teeth. The self-cleaning slot enables use under any conditions: wet, icy, or muddy rope... Locking with teeth and carabiner provides an ultra-light solution.

Choosing your ascender

Selection table, ascenders.

Ascender accessories



For greater efficiency and convenience when ascending, Petzl offers accessories for use with hand and chest ascenders.

PANTIN

PANTIN

Foot ascender

FOOTAPE

FOOTAPE

Adjustable webbing foot loop

FOOTCORD

FOOTCORD

Adjustable foot loop made with HMPE cord for greater versatility and optimal durability