For both work at height and rescue,
access from above is preferred because it allows one to take advantage of the force of gravity. Descenders are designed to regulate friction and control descent on a fixed rope. They also allow one to be positioned at certain points on the rope to perform work operations.
Standard Descenders do not have a self-braking system. The friction of the rope on the device determines the braking power. Descent is regulated by varying one's grip on the free end of the rope.
- Square shape to help avoid twisting the rope and the formation of a girth hitch.
- Compact and lightweight.
- For single and double ropes between 8 and 13mm in diameter.
- 100 g
- Individually tested
- 2.75"W x 5"H