Ascenders & Rope Clamps

Helix Operations can provide a wide array of ascenders and rope grabs, from toothed or smooth cam devices to prussiks, from handled ascenders to foot and chest ascenders. These solutions have simplified personal ascent and hauling systems becoming easier to apply to a tensioned rope and in the case of devices like the Petzl Rescucender having a predictable slip point ensuring a high level of rope protection in rescue operations.

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Petzl Ascension
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[{ "Product Name": "Petzl Ascension", "Product Code": "PZB17ARA", "Weight ": "165g", "Rope Compatibility": "8-13mm", "Colour": "Yellow", "Certification": "CE EN 567, UKCA, UIAA" }]
  • Ergonomic molded handle allows a comfortable yet powerful grip.
  • Safety catch is totally integrated into the body of the ascender.
  • A toothed cam with self-cleaning slot optimised performance.
  • Wide lower hole allows two carabiners to be attached.
  • Upper hole for clipping a carabiner around the rope.

    Petzl Ascension

    Handled rope clamp for rope ascents. 

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    Kong Lift
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    [{ "Product Name": "Kong Lift Right Hand", "Product Code": "KN896NN4D00KK", "Weight": "225g", "Dimensions": "193mm Length", "Rope Compatibility": "8-13mm", "Colour": "Black" },{ "Product Name": "Kong Lift Left Hand", "Product Code": "KN896NN4S00KK", "Weight": "225g", "Dimensions": "193mm Length", "Rope Compatibility": "8-13mm", "Colour": "Black" },{ "Product Name": "Kong Lift Right Hand", "Product Code": "KN896B04D00KK", "Weight": "225g", "Dimensions": "193mm Length", "Rope Compatibility": "8-13mm", "Colour": "Cyan" },{ "Product Name": "Kong Lift Left Hand", "Product Code": "KN896D04S00KK", "Weight": "225g", "Dimensions": "193mm Length", "Rope Compatibility": "8-13mm", "Colour": "Grey" },{ "Product Name": "Kong Lift Right Hand", "Product Code": "KN896O04D00KK", "Weight": "225g", "Dimensions": "193mm Length", "Rope Compatibility": "8-13mm", "Colour": "Orange" },{ "Product Name": "Kong Lift Right Hand", "Product Code": "KN896R04D00KK", "Weight": "225g", "Dimensions": "193mm Length", "Rope Compatibility": "8-13mm", "Colour": "Red" },{ "Product Name": "Kong Lift Left Hand", "Product Code": "KN896B04S00KK", "Weight": "225g", "Dimensions": "193mm Length", "Rope Compatibility": "8-13mm", "Colour": "Blue" }]
    • Works with rope diameters of 8-13mm
    • The ascender has good wear resistance due to a high surface hardness.
    • Features a comfortable handle and a locking design which prevents the ascender from accidentally coming off the rope.

      Kong Lift

      Rope clamp for rope access, available in both left and right hand versions. 

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      Camp Turbo Chest Ascender
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      [{ "Product Name": "Camp Turbo Chest Ascender", "Product Code": "ALCA-2256", "Colour": "Red", "Weight": "110g / 3.9oz", "Rope Diameter": "8-13mm", "Certification": "EN 12841/B EN 567" }]

        Camp Turbo Chest Ascender

        A chest ascender which can also be used as a progress capture pulley for low loads. 

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        Kong Cam Clean
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        [{ "Product Name": "Kong Cam Clean", "Product Code": "KN82400N400KK", "Weight": "150g", "Dimensions": "115mm Length", "Rope Compatibility": "8-13mm", "Colour": "Black" },{ "Product Name": "Kong Cam Clean", "Product Code": "K82400O400KK", "Weight": "150g", "Dimensions": "115mm Length", "Rope Compatibility": "8-13mm", "Colour": "Orange" },{ "Product Name": "Kong Cam Clean", "Product Code": "K82400B400KK", "Weight": "150g", "Dimensions": "115mm Length", "Rope Compatibility": "8-13mm", "Colour": "Blue" },{ "Product Name": "Kong Cam Clean", "Product Code": "K82400R400KK", "Weight": "150g", "Dimensions": "115mm Length", "Rope Compatibility": "8-13mm", "Colour": "Red" }]
        • Excellent ability to block out, especially on muddy or icy ropes.
        • A good wear resistance thanks to a much higher surface hardness.
        • A newer opening lever is more ergonomic and easy to handle.

          Kong Cam Clean

          Chest rope clamp specifically made for climbing, rescue and work at height. 

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          Kong Futura Body
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          [{ "Product Name": "Kong Futura Body", "Product Code": "KN82401N400KK", "Weight": "80g", "Dimensions": "82mm", "Colour": "Black", "Rope Compatibility": "9-11mm", "Certification": "EN 567 EN 12841/B UIAA" }]
          • Very lightweight and compact at just 80g.
          • Suitable for rope diameters ranging from 8mm-12mm.

            Kong Futura Body

            A small and compact chest ascender. 

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            Petzl Basic
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            [{ "Product Name ": "Petzl Basic", "Product Code": "PZB18BAA", "Weight": "85g", "Rope Compatibility": "8-11mm", "Colour": "Silver", "Certification": "EN 12841 : 2006 EN 567 : 2013" }]
            • Compact ascender with excellent grip.
            • Can be used for rope ascent on a fixed line or as progress capture in a hauling system.
            • Toothed cam with self-cleaning slot optimizes performance under any conditions.
            • Stainless steel cam has better resistance to corrosion.
            • Lower attachment hole large enough for two carabiners.
            • Upper connection hole for guiding the rope.

              Petzl Basic

              Compact and versatile rope clamp. 

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              Camp Turbofoot Evo
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              [{ "Product Name ": "Camp Turbofoot Evo Right", "Product Code": "CAB02CRA", "Weight": "150g / 5.3oz", "Rope Diameter": "8-13mm" },{ "Product Name ": "Camp Turbofoot Evo Left", "Product Code": "CAB02CLA", "Weight": "150g / 5.3oz", "Rope Diameter": "8-13mm" }]
              • Rollers increase climbing efficiency and decrease wear and tear on the device and ropes.
              • Innovative straps provide a secure and ergonomic fit on boots.
              • Can be rigged as a locking pulley for light hauling (max load 50 kg, 110 lbs).
              • For ropes from 8 to 13 mm.
              • Available in right and left versions.

                Camp Turbofoot Evo

                Mini ascenders providing easier and more efficient rope ascent. 

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                Harken Ninja Foot
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                [{ "Product Name ": "Harken Ninja Foot", "Product Code": "HKIN400", "Weight": "178g / 6.3lb", "Dimensions": "83mm (w) x 74mm (h) / 3.3in (w) x 2.9in (h)", "Rope Compatibility": "8-13mm", "Maximum Rated Load ": "1.5kN / 330lb", "Colour": "Red" }]
                • The dual cam system prevents accidental kick-outs.
                • A transverse ribbed cam doesn't cause damage to the rope.
                • This provides more thorough and even force than competitive designs.

                  Harken Ninja Foot

                  The only foot ascender which can be used on either foot. 

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                  Petzl Foot Tape
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                  [{ "Product Name": "Foot Tape", "Product Code": "PZC47A", "Weight ": "65g", "Length": "84-125cm", "Width": "20mm", "Colour": "Black" }]

                    Petzl Foot Tape

                    Adjustable foot loop with height-adjustable elastic to keep the foot in the loop. 

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                    Petzl Rescucender
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                    [{ "Product Name": "Petzl Rescucender", "Product Code": "PZB50A", "Weight": "260g", "Rope Compatibility": "9-13mm", "Certification": "CE EN 567 CE EN 12841 type B", "NSN Code": "8465-99-682-7498" }]

                      Petzl Rescucender

                      An openable cam-loaded rope clamp. 

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                      Petzl Tibloc
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                      [{ "Product Name ": "Petzl Tibloc", "Product Code": "PZB01BN", "Weight": "35g", "Rope Compatability": "8-11mm", "Certification": " EN 567:2013", "Colour": "Black" },{ "Product Name ": "Petzl Tibloc", "Product Code": "PZB01B", "Weight": "35g", "Rope Compatability": "8-11mm", "Certification": " EN 567:2013", "Colour": "Orange" }]
                      • A basic yet effective piece of emergency rope equipment.
                      • Can be used emergency rope clamp for ascending ropes or setting up hauling systems.
                      • The rope clamp grips the rope immediately and completely in any position.
                      • Certification(s): CE EN 567, UKCA, EAC

                        Petzl Tibloc

                        An extremely compact and lightweight emergency rope clamp.

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                        Sterling 8mm Bound Loop Prusik
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                        [{ "Product Name": "Sterling 8mm Bound Loop Prusik", "Product Code": "STSC080320116", "Length": "41cm/16in", "MBS Rating": "20kN/4.496lb", "Colour": "Teal", "Certification": "EN566:2017", "NSN Code": "" },{ "Product Name": "Sterling 8mm Bound Loop Prusik", "Product Code": "STSC080320416", "Length": "41cm/16in", "MBS Rating": "20kN/4.496lb", "Colour": "Black", "Certification": "EN566:2017", "NSN Code": "4020-99-846-3909" },{ "Product Name": "Sterling 8mm Bound Loop Prusik", "Product Code": "STSC080320422", "Length": "56cm/22in", "MBS Rating": "20kN/4.496lb", "Colour": "Black", "Certification": "EN566:2017", "NSN Code": "4020-99-959-5200" }]

                          Sterling 8mm Bound Loop Prusik

                          Provides progress capture, tandem prusik belay and optimal rope grab for rope rescue.