Tactical Descenders & Belay Devices

Advances in manufacturing have allowed for significant improvements in rope control devices, even simple belay devices for mountaineering are now hot forged and CNC machined allowing for tighter tolerances, ease of use and improved control. Auto locking devices and force limiting devices have also greatly influenced the techniques and systems used in modern rope access and rescue whilst significantly improving safety.

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Skylotec Spark Tactical
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[{ "Product Name": "Skylotec Spark Tactical", "Product Code": "SKA-057", "Weight": "510g / 1..12lbs", "Dimensions": "47x79x175mm / 1.85x3.11x6.9in", "Rope Compatibilty": "9-11mm", "Maximum Load": "250kg / 551lbs", "Colour": "Black", "Certification": "EN 12841-C:2006, EN 15151-1:2012, EN 341-2A:2011" }]
  • Auto-locking descender without the anti-panic function.
  • Certified for use on a wider range of rope diameter ropes that most devices.
  • During rope insertion, the carabiner can stay connected to both the harness and the device.

    Skylotec Spark Tactical

    Based on the successful Sirius descender, but with features optimised for the tactical user. 

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    Skylotec Sirius
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    [{ "Product Name": "Skylotec Sirius ", "Product Code": "A-050", "Weight": "510g / 1.12lbs", "Dimensions": "47x79x175mm/ 1.85x3.11x6.9in", "Rope Diameter": "10-12mm", "Maximum Load": "250kg / 551lbs", "Colour": "Black", "Certification": "DIN EN 12841-C:2006, DIN EN 15151-1:2012, DIN EN 341-2A:201", "NSN Code": "8465-12-416-6810" }]
    • An extremely compact design featuring all the advantages of the best descenders for rescue applications.
    • Auto-returning operating lever has a particularly small radius of motion so work can be carried out quickly and safely.
    • During rope insertion, the carabiner on the harness can stay connected to the device.
    • Rope is protected from twisting and kinking due to the device design.

      Skylotec Sirius

      A compact, durable descender for industrial and rescue applications. 

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      Petzl I'D
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      [{ "Product Name": "Petzl I'D S ", "Product Code": "PZD020AA01", "Weight": "600g / 1.32lbs", "Dimensions": "-", "Rope Diameter": "10-11.5mm", "Maximum Load": "250kg / 551lbs", "Colour": "Black", "Certification": "-" },{ "Product Name": "Petzl I'D L ", "Product Code": "PZD020BA01", "Weight": "600g / 1.32lbs", "Dimensions": "-", "Rope Diameter": "12.5-13mm", "Maximum Load": "280kg / 551lbs", "Colour": "Black", "Certification": "-" }]

        Petzl I'D

        A self braking descender with a multi-function handle that allows control of the descent speed. 

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        Petzl Rig
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        [{ "Product Name": "Petzl Rig", "Product Code": "PZD021AA01", "Weight ": "400g", "Dimensions": "-", "Rope Diameter": "10 - 11.5mm", "Maximum Load": "200kg", "Colour": "Black", "Certification": "-" },{ "Product Name": "Petzl Rig", "Product Code": "PZD021AA00", "Weight ": "400g", "Dimensions": "-", "Rope Diameter": "10 - 11.5mm", "Maximum Load": "200kg", "Colour": "Yellow", "Certification": "-" }]

          Petzl Rig

          Compact self-braking descender for rope access. 

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          Petzl I'D Evac
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          [{ "Product Name": "Petzl I'D Evac", "Product Code": "PZD020CA01", "Weight": "615g", "Dimensions": "-", "Rope Compatability": "10 to 11.5mm", "Maximum Load": "250kg", "Colour": "Black", "Certification": "-" },{ "Product Name": "Petzl I'D Evac", "Product Code": "PZD020CA00", "Weight": "615g", "Dimensions": "-", "Rope Compatability": "10 to 11.5mm", "Maximum Load": "250kg", "Colour": "Yellow", "Certification": "-" }]
          • A safety gate on the moving side plate allows the rope to be installed easily while the device remains connected to the anchor.
          • An anti-error catch reduces the risk of an accident due to incorrect installation of the device on the rope.
          • The anti-panic function automatically stops the descent if the user pulls too hard on the handle.
          • Once locked, the rope can be taken up without having to manipulate the handle, allowing the user to make a reversible haul system.
          • The moving side-plate can be locked shut with a screw, allowing the I’D EVAC to be integrated into evacuation kits.
          • Open auxiliary brake allows the user to increase the friction in accordance with the weight of the load and the rope diameter, and to install or release a rope at any time.

            Petzl I'D Evac

            A self braking descender to lower personnel from an anchor point. 

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            Harken CMC Clutch
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            [{ "Product Name": "Harken CMC Clutch", "Product Code": "HRIN401", "Weight": "836g / 1.84lbs ", "Dimensions": "208 x 112 x 47mm / 8.2 x 4.4 x 1.9in", "Rope Diameter": "10.5–11mm / 7-16in", "Maximum Load": "272kg / 600lbs", "Colour": "Graphite", "Certification": " EN 12841:2006/C, EN 341:2001/2A, EN 15151-1: 2012/8" }]
            • Features a faceted ratcheting sheave of stainless steel.
            • Combines the attributes of more expensive multipurpose devices with those of less sophisticated wearable personal descenders.
            • The double latched side-plate is independant of the devices attachment point.
            • Patented mechanical geometry inside the device and an ergonomic handle.

              Harken CMC Clutch

              Personal descender and traditional raise/lower system. 

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              Skylotec Mark 1 Tactical
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              [{ "Product Name": "Skylotec Mark 1 Tactical", "Product Code": "SKA-039", "Weight": "0.45kg", "Dimensions": "205 x 34 x 85mm", "Abseiling Speed": "2.0 m/s", "Colour": "Black", "Certification": "EN 12841-C:2006, EN 341-2A:2011" }]

                Skylotec Mark 1 Tactical

                 Gives very strong grip on the rope and offers a smooth transition between stop and go. 

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                Petzl GRIGRI
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                [{ "Product Name": "Petzl GRIGRI", "Product Code": "PZD014BA00", "Weight": "175g", "Rope Compatability": "8.5-11mm Single Rope", "Colour": "Grey" },{ "Product Name": "Petzl GRIGRI+", "Product Code": "PZD13A G", "Weight": "200g", "Rope Compatability": "8.5-11mm Single Rope", "Colour": "Grey" }]
                • Belay device with assisted braking, compatible with a broad range of single rope diameters.
                • Exceptional comfort during descents.
                • Designed for experienced belayers
                • The GRIGRI+ features an anti-panic handle suitable for intensive use.

                  Petzl GRIGRI

                  Belay device with assisted braking, for a broad range of single rope diameters. 

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                  Click Up Plus
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                  [{ "Product Name": "Click Up Plus", "Product Code": "AD2K670BWNSYF", "Weight": "110g", "Rope Compatibility ": "8.5-11mm Single", "Colour": "Blue", "Certification": "EN 15151-2:2012 type 2" },{ "Product Name": "Click Up Plus", "Product Code": "", "Weight": "110g", "Rope Compatibility ": "8.5-11mm Single", "Colour": "Orange", "Certification": "EN 15151-2:2012 type 2" }]
                  • Effective in paying out rope.
                  • Comfortable for top-rope belayers.
                  • V-Proof System makes the device even safer.

                    Click Up Plus

                    An effective and ergonomic manual braking belay device. 

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                    Anka
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                    [{ "Product Name": "Anka", "Product Code": "A1100MG", "EAN": "5031290220002", "Colour": "Matt Grey", "Weight": "169g", "Rope Diameter": "-", "Meets Requirements of": "EN15151-2:2013" },{ "Product Name": "Anka", "Product Code": "A1100BLK", "EAN": "5031290101059", "Colour": "Black", "Weight": "169g", "Rope Diameter": "-", "Meets Requirements of": "EN15151-2:2013" }]
                    • Abseil specific device for increased control when abseiling
                    • Robust design for intensive use
                    • Large surface area gives effective heat dissipation.
                    • 90 degree offset ensures correct loading

                      Anka

                      An abseil device that is purpose built for extended abseiling and heavy use.

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                      Figure 8
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                      [{ "Product Name": "Figure of Eight", "Product Code": "A1150MG", "EAN": "5031290213493", "Colour": "Matt Grey", "Weight": "116g", "Rope Diameter": "Half/Twin: 7.3mm-9.2mm | Single: 8.5mm-11mm", "Meets Requirements of": "EN15151-2:2013" }]
                      • Abseil specific device for increased control when abseiling
                      • Robust design for intensive use

                        Figure 8

                        The classic abseil device, ideal for walls and training centres running group abseil sessions.

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                        MiniEight
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                        [{ "Product Name": "MiniEight", "Product Code": "R3F", "Weight": "60g / 2.1oz", "Dimensions": "92mm (h) x 82mm (w)", "Colour": "Black" }]

                          MiniEight

                          Descender which accomodates a wide range of rope sizes. 

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                          Kong Big 8
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                          [{ "Product Name ": "Kong Big 8 Aluminium", "Product Code": "KN80506N400KK", "Weight": "260g / 9.17oz", "Dimensions": "172mm / 6.77in Length", "Rope Compatibility": "9-16mm", "Colour": "Black" },{ "Product Name ": "Kong Big 8 Stainless Steel", "Product Code": "KN805050000KK ", "Weight": "750g / 26.45oz", "Dimensions": "172mm / 6.77in Length", "Rope Compatibility": "9-16mm", "Colour": "Silver" }]
                          • Large Figure 8 device that is best on thicker ropes, although skinnier ropes can be connected through the small middle slot for increased friction.
                          • A stainless-steel version is available in black as a bespoke item (MOQs apply) and provides a virtually indestructible abseil/rappel device.
                          • Wings/ears to stop the rope from being pushed back over the top of the Figure 8 when going over edges.
                          • A large central hole that increases the probability of the device to be able to pass knots in the system.
                          • Tested to meet the requirements of EN15151-2 for ropes 9 to 16 mm thick.

                            Kong Big 8

                            Figure 8 descender for abseiling and rappelling best suited to thicker ropes. 

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                            Pivot
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                            [{ "Product Name": "Pivot", "Product Code": "A1160MG", "EAN": "5031290211567", "Colour": "Matt Grey", "Weight": "72g", "Rope Diameter": "Half/Twin: 7.3mm-9.2mm | Single: 8.7mm-11mm", "Meets Requirements of": "EN15151-2:2013", "NSN Code": "8465-99-753-3903" },{ "Product Name": "Pivot/Rhino Set", "Product Code": "A1160MG/542MG", "EAN": "5031290220019", "Colour": "Matt Grey", "Weight": "145g", "Rope Diameter": "Half/Twin: 7.3mm-9.2mm | Single: 8.7mm-11mm", "Meets Requirements of": "EN15151-2:2013, EN 362:2004 B, EN 12275:2013 B & H", "NSN Code": "" }]
                            • Belay device gives controlled belaying, lowering and abseiling
                            • Pivot enables guide mode and gives easily controlled lowering of two seconds
                            • High performance internal geometry gives greater rope control
                            • Two friction modes for varying applications

                              Pivot

                              A versatile, high performance belay device which allows you to easily control lowering one or two seconds in guide mode.

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                              Mantis
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                              [{ "Product Name": "Mantis", "Product Code": "A1165MG", "EAN": "5031290220026", "Colour": "Matt Grey", "Weight": "45g", "Rope Diameter": "Half/Twin: 7.3mm-9.2mm | Single: 8.5mm-11mm", "Meets Requirements of": "EN15151-2:2012" }]
                              • High performance internal geometry gives greater rope control
                              • Two friction modes for varying applications

                                Mantis

                                A lightweight belay device that is suitable for all round climbing with single, half, or twin ropes.

                                Highnovate Quick Release Abseil Device
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                                [{ "Product Name": "Highnovate Quick Release Abseil Device", "Product Code": "HNQRAB", "Weight": "150g", "Dimensions": "12cm x 5cm x 4cm", "Maximum Load": "140kg", "Colour": "Black" }]
                                • Quick Rappel
                                • Immediate Detachment
                                • Released only under no load and auto blocks when hands let go
                                • Lightweight

                                  Highnovate Quick Release Abseil Device

                                  A quick release auto-block abseil device for when every second counts. 

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                                  Fast Rope Descender
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                                  [{ "Product Name": "Fast Rope Descender", "Product Code": "-", "Weight": "980g", "Working Load Limit": "250kg", "Dimensions": "330mm x 105mm x 45mm", "Material": "Type 316 Stainless Steel" },{ "Product Name": "Fast Rope Descender with Lanyard", "Product Code": "MWFAA126", "Weight": "1600g", "Working Load Limit": "250kg", "Dimensions": "330mm x 105mm x 45mm", "Material": "Type 316 Stainless Stee" },{ "Product Name": "Fast Rope Descender with Lanyard and Quick Out", "Product Code": "MWFAA125", "Weight": "1830g", "Working Load Limit": "250kg", "Dimensions": "330mm x 105mm x 45mm", "Material": "Type 316 Stainless Stee" }]

                                    Fast Rope Descender

                                    A device to be used with the Fast Rope to aid rapid insertion of personnel. 

                                    Roco RDX Kit
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                                    [{ "Product Name": "Roco RDX System - Full Kit", "Product Code": "K-RDX" }]
                                    • Simple to operate - standard fast roping techniques will be used on conjunction with the RDX to assist the descent.
                                    • It is compact and ultra light, creating a safer way to conduct Fast Rope operations when carrying heavy loads by assisting the users ability to control their descent.
                                    • The RDX allows excellent control during the descent while conducting tandom fast roping.

                                      Roco RDX Kit

                                      Provides added descent control for fast rope operations especially during tandem operations with heavy equipment or K-9's.