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Descenders

BMS Long Frame Microrack

A compact stainless steel rack made in a “U” frame shape with thick tubular stainless steel bars. The narrow eyeless design makes this a compact and easy to carry rack. Top bar is a “Hyper-Bar” which improves friction control and makes locking off easier.

BMS Pico-Rack

A personal escape descender with excellent control, designed after the popular Micro-Rack concept. All stainless steel construction with movable bars that don’t swing open. Made for 7.9 to 8.5 mm personal escape ropes. Rope end must be threaded through the bars for each use which makes accidental detachment of the rack from the rope in stressful situations unlikely if properly pre-rigged in an escape kit.

CMC Steel Rescue 8

For extra gritty environments or anywhere durability of an anodized aluminum figure 8 is considered insufficient, this large drop forged steel design is a wear-resistant alternative. Accepts rope up to 5/8”. Smaller lines can be double-passed to provide extra friction if necessary.

Gri Gri

The ultimate “do it all” multi function device, the Petzl GriGri functions as a self-locking belay device, ascender or descender. Equally useful for rope access, work positioning, tower climbing, ladder work and even in hauling systems. Properly rigged to a 10-11mm rope and loaded, a rotating stainless steel cam locks the device onto the rope. Simply unweighting the unit or alternatively pulling the self-retracting handle will unlock the cam, allowing rope to pass through the unit on rappel, in a belay or in a haul. Rope Size: 10-11 mm.

HUIT

The figure-of-eight descender is made from forged aluminium. The Huit allows for rappelling on single or double ropes. The square shape reduces twisting of the rope and avoids the formation of the rope forming a girth hitch or larks head over the figure 8. It is possible to use the small oval hole as a belay plate or for descent on thinner ropes.


HUIT ANTIBRULURE

The square shape of this PETZL figure-eight descender reduces twisting of the rope and the formation of lark's head knots while abseiling. The small oval shaped hole allows use on thin ropes, or use as a belay plate. The anti-burn grip of the Huit Antibrulure allows the device to be handled when hot from a long or fast abseil. Made from forged aluminium. This model is anodised.


I'D

The I'D is primarily a particularly efficient and user-friendly descender. It is amazingly easy to place on the rope. To descend simply pull on the handle while keeping hold of the rope with the other hand, controlling the running of the rope by varying the grip on the free end. As soon as the handle is released, it locks. The I'D offers unmatched security in descent and has an 'anti-panic' function: it locks if the handle is gripped too hard. By simply swinging the handle, the device is locked onto the rope for work positioning. It is also ideally suited for emergency evacuation rappelling down the rope. Rope climbing is possible by effectively using the I'D with a handled rope clamp / grab and a footloop. Finally, it may also be used for belaying the leader or the second on the rope. The I'D is constructed from anodized aluminium and stainless steel. The strong handle is made from nylon reinforced with glass fibres.


NFPA Certified 6 Bar Rappel Rack Assembly

SMC’s new version of the NFPA rack is certified by UL to NFPA 1983-1995 edition and carriers the “G” general use rating. This model has larger diameter brake bars than the previous model. Gone is the connector plate. The NFPA rack is only sold as a complete kit which includes: one six-bar rappel rack, one stainless steel tie-off bar, one anodized aluminum grooved straight slot bar and four anodized aluminum angled brake bars.


PIRANA

The Pirana is a canyoning descender for single or double rope. It offers three different braking positions to choose from, according to the weight of the user, the rope diameter in use, and the terrain. It also offers 2 points where the rope can be angled to adjust the descent speed. A plastic attachment also ensures perfect support for any type of HMS locking carabiner. The Pirana can also be used to belay the leader.


RA/SMC Rescue 8

Prevent girth hitching with this “eared” figure eight, which can also be used with ropes up to 1/2” diameter. The carabiner hole functions effectively as a sticht plate for 1/2” rope, although this configuration does not provide sufficient friction when used with smaller diameter rope. Bar stock is same 1/2” heat treated aluminum as is used for other RA/SMC figure 8’s, and is hard anodized for long life.

SMC Brake Rack

A rappel rack is one of the most versatile descent and lowering devices available. It will accept single or double ropes of several diameters and yet provides a wide range of friction for descent control or lowering control. This rack is unique in the market in that it allows the user to change the number of bars as necessary when in use with a load. Rappel racks are extremely popular in caving and for use in high angle rescue.

SMC Descent Control 8

Exceptional control of starting acceleration, rappelling speed, and deceleration for stopping, plus light weight and tough, stainless steel wear-resistant surfaces are the main features of this unique descender. Wide “shoulders” help to prevent formation of a girth hitch when the rappeller’s weight is off the rope. Works best with 1/2” or smaller life lines.

SMC Personal Escape 8

When easy application and removal of an escape descender is desired, the SMC Escape 8’s compact size and light weight are a convenient choice. Familiar figure 8 shape is modified and optimized for descending on small diameter ropes. An ideal choice for escape kits used in the fire service, ski patrol and other bail out situations. Meets NFPA 1983-95.

SMC Rack Kits

A rappel rack is one of the most versatile descent devices available, accepting single or double ropes and providing a wide range of friction even on very long drops. Sold as kits, or as individual components (frame, bars).


SMC Straight 8

The SMC Straight 8 Descender/Belayer machined from solid aluminum stock and features a black hard anodized coating of bright aluminum finish. Can function as both a rappelling device and a climber’s belay plate. When rapelling its unique shape provides good friction on double 11mm climbing rope. Because of its dual usage capability and its lighter weight, the SMC Straight 8 excels over other, heavier devices.

STOP

Designed for long single rope descents in caving. A venerable classic among descenders. When the handle is released, the descender brakes.

The descent is controlled by varying your grip on the free end of the rope. The handle is used only to unjam the rope and allow it to slide through the device.

Thanks to the safety catch, you can install the rope with ease without having to unclip the descender from the harness.

Note: the braking bobbins are replaceable.


TRE Rope Brake

The TRE is the only rope brake for double ropes that locks under stress. Beats sticht plate devices hands-down for easily and safely belaying a leader, belaying a follower, or for rappelling.

TUBA

When the descent is long and you need to extend your rope, the ability of the Tuba to allow the passage of joining knots is unsurpassed. Two ropes under tension can pass through the Tuba. Constructed from aluminium and stainless steel, the Tuba is an effective alternative for lowering heavy loads or persons by taking turns of rope around the tube.