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Kong Duck 
£38.40  £25.20
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Kong Duck

Probably the cutest piece of technical metalware, in the world... The Duck is a sprung cam jammer which will work on ropes of diameter 8mm - 13mm. It will also (we think uniquely) grip on tubular or doubled tape slings. At only 70g, and measuring under 6.5cm on its longest axis, it has a place in the gear of all vertical cavers or mountaineers. Very versatile, it can be considered for: 1. a spare jammer in case of loss or rescue; 2. a hand jammer in an ultra lightweight SRT kit, or; 3. as a very compact hauling assist (the design allows a hauling rope to run over the large fixed bollard through which the attachment krab is clipped, making a simple non-pulley jammer)
Tibloc 2019 
£27.00

Tibloc 2019

Very light and compact ascender, now with a lightly sprung system which helps the associated karabiner engage more smoothly than in the earlier version. Effective especially when used with a Petzl Sm’D karabiner, it teams with the Petzl Micro Traxion to create an efficient and small hauling system for bags or emergency use. Made of stainless steel (plastic component) and weighing 35g, the Tibloc works with ropes from 8mm to 11mm.
Kong Futura hand LEFT 
£51.00

Kong Futura hand LEFT

A very lightweight and compact handled jammer from this innovative Italian company. The Futura works on ropes from 8mm - 12mm, and runs very smoothly. The rope contact surface is very large, running the full length of the 'handle' (14cm) This model is designed for left handed use. The hand positioning is unusual, in that it simulates holding the rope, but *underneath* the point of connection, rather than above it; it is quite dissimilar to both standard handled, and non-handled jammers. Once accustomed to it, the Futura is very efficient and user friendly. It has been noted by users that it is more forgiving of being pushed up against knots than most ascenders - but it it still best to avoid this! Length: 140mm. Weight only 125g
Kong Futura Hand RIGHT 
£51.00

Kong Futura Hand RIGHT

A very lightweight and compact new handled jammer from this innovative Italian company. The Futura works on ropes from 8mm - 12mm, and runs very smoothly. The rope contact surface is very large, running the full length of the 'handle' (14cm) This model is designed for right handed use. The hand positioning is unusual, in that it simulates holding the rope, but *underneath* the point of connection, rather than above it; it is quite dissimilar to both standard handled, and non-handled jammers. Once accustomed to it, the Futura is very efficient and user friendly. It has been noted by users that it is more forgiving of being pushed up against knots than most ascenders - but it it still best to avoid this! Length: 140mm. Weight only 125g
Petzl Croll S 
£43.50

Petzl Croll S

Lighter and more compact(by about 1/3) than the older versions. New cam (longer and narrower) for tenacious grip on ropes from 8mm - 11mm. Stainless steel plate reduces friction an improves wear; especially useful for those Pantin users whose technique wears the front plate of the jammer more quickly. For users who require a larger chest ascender, the CT Evo Chest May be worth a look. Weight 85g, alloy frame, stainless steel cam and wear plate.
Petzl Croll L 
£43.50

Petzl Croll L

A larger version of the 2013 Croll, better suited to thicker ropes and those cavers with bigger hands; also possibly novices who are less dextrous than more experienced SRT practitioners. Large stainless cam for tenacious grip on ropes from 8mm - 13mm. From personal experience, although this caver favours the smaller style of ascenders, nonetheless the old-fashioned bigger cams do seem less prone to slippage on 'nasty' slick ropes; something to consider if expeditioning abroad on ropes that are of unknown quality. Incidentally, for cavers of the more convex middle section, the wider surface area of the Croll L tends to reduce twisting of the ascender on the central attachment point, allowing it to lie flatter against the body.. Weight 140g, alloy frame, stainless steel cam.
CT Evo + 
£43.50

CT Evo +

A chest ascender for those who prefer a larger model than the 2013 Petzl Croll, either because of large hands, because you prefer an all-metal catch on your ascenders, or just because it makes you feel happy... This version has a cam arrangement specifically designed to make down-prussiking easier. This improved model has a working load of 140kg. Works on ropes of 8mm - 13mm, the CT Evo weighs only 145g
C.T. Evo+ Hard Coating 
£46.50

C.T. Evo+ Hard Coating

A chest ascender for those who prefer a larger model than the l2013 Petzl Croll, either because of large hands, a tendency to fumble fingers, or just because it makes you feel happy... This version has a cam arrangement specifically designed to make down-prussiking easier. This improved model has a working load of 140kg.. Works on ropes of 8mm - 13mm, the CT Evo weighs only 145g
Camp Turbo Chest 
£66.00

Camp Turbo Chest

The Turbo Chest ascender is made by Camp and has now been around for a couple of years. A very 'different' looking piece of kit, it replaces the traditional front plate with a pair of stainless steel rollers. The idea is that they reduce friction, for quicker ascents and less wear on the rope. The main body is 3.5mm alloy, apart from the cam. This is also stainless, with the self-cleaning holes found on all modern jammers. Weight is 110g, and the working load is 120kg. It comes in red.
Petzl Basic 
£43.50

Petzl Basic

Lighter and compact hand ascender. Long and narrow cam for tenacious grip on ropes from 8mm - 11mm. Stainless steel cam for corrosion resistance with alloy body. This Basic ascender is quite different from the preceding version in the way it sits in the hand. The larger clip in hole is useful for cavers using the continental method of keeping footloop / hand-jammer as a distinct and separate unit, into which the the safety cord is clipped. Makes a pulley-jammer in conjunction with the Petzl Partner or similar. Weight 90g, alloy frame, stainless steel cam.



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