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Petzl Pirana 
£26.40

Petzl Pirana

A descender made of hot forged aluminium, designed specifically for canyoning.It offers multiple braking options and, most importantly, the pitch rope can be installed without removing the Pirana from the user's harness. When used with a larger karabiner it is designed to create a single unit which facilitates in-water disconnects; also it reduces the chance of the gate-loading of the krab during dynamic movements. Designed to work with single ropes of 8-11mm, and can work with doubled ropes in certain configurations. Given weight 90g.
Kong Oka 
£27.90

Kong Oka

The Oka is designed particularly for canyoning, allowing multiple arrangements to cope with different rope diameters. The karabiner attachment hole is made to hold the relevant karabiner firmly, reducing the risk of loss in the very-dynamic canyon environment. Recommended for ropes of diameters between 7.8mm and 12.7mm. Made of anodised blue aluminium. Given weight 95g. Conforms with CE EN 15151-2
Kong Banana descender 
£39.00

Kong Banana descender

Effective, versatile, non autolock descender for use on single ropes of diameter 8mm - 12mm. Intuitive to use, no need to remove from harness to fix on rope. Copes very well with a variety of rope diameters and conditions when used with a braking karabiner. A pleasure to use as a descender; it gives a smooth abseil and is very quick to use and master. It has a few interesting points: 1. The bend in the body allows slack rope to be pulled up through it more easily. 2. This shape also makes placing thick and heavy ropes in the descender marginally easier 3. The top and bottom bobbins are identical and reversable - you may still need to buy two for an expedition, but at least they will work both for the top and bottom, as well as reversed.
Petzl Simple descender 
£44.70

Petzl Simple descender

Effective, versatile, non autolock descender for use on single ropes. Simple to use, no need to remove from harness to fix on rope, user changeable parts. Copes well with a variety of rope diameters and conditions when used with a braking karabiner. A pleasure to use as a descender; it gives a smooth abseil and is very quick to use and master. Useful for novices as it teaches good practice regarding locking off the rope for in SRT. Weight 240g Recommended for use on ropes of 9mm - 12mm.
Petzl Stop descender 
£84.00

Petzl Stop descender

Effective, versatile, autolock descender for use on single ropes. Simple to use, with no need to remove from harness to fix on rope. Suitable for use on most ropes used in caving when used with a braking karabiner. On such ropes in average condition the Stop will not move unless the handle is used to disengage the autolock function. A good descender for some experienced vertical cavers who value its versatility in rescue situations, and rigging - but harder work for the heavier caver! If you are one of these, using a Freino or Handy braking karabiner may help. Weight 326g Recommended for use on ropes of 9mm - 12mm diameter.
Petzl Rack descender 
£66.00

Petzl Rack descender

The smoothest abseil you could ever want, very little rope twist, and capable of abseiling on doubled ropes of 8mm - 11mm. Can also cope with very stiff or thick ropes (up to 13mm) What's the drawback? They are harder to lock off in quickly, than a Simple (or Stop, of course)and are marginally slower to thread too. The bars seem to individually wear faster than their counterparts in the Simple. Having two fixed bars, these are pretty hard to 'suicide rig'...despite what some films might suggest! If contemplating 'Big Pits' or caving in the States, where stiff ropes are most likely to be met, then the rack could be jsut the thing. Friction is very easy to vary, so single hangs over 100m are most easily approached with this kit. It is also harder to glaze the rope with a fast abseil BUT THIS IS NOT A CHALLENGE... Weight 470g.
Petzl Grigri 
£60.00

Petzl Grigri

Petzl Grigri belay device. An autolocking device for single ropes of diameter 8.9mm - 11mm. Easy to control and pay out rope while climbing, the Grigri may also be used as a descender although not intended as such (and really requires a braking krab - it generates much less friction than a Stop). Simple and very effective and safe when used correctly - it *is* an autolock, but don't get lazy!
Primary SRT kit 
£224.40
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Primary SRT kit

A full specification SRT kit suitable for: novices, those whose need is for a simple and uncluttered setup, or simply those looking for an excellent deal! Comprising: MTDE Club harness, AD Doma chest harness, 10mm cowstails, combined safety / footloop in 8mm cord, Croll and Basic ascenders, Simple descender, two keylock straight gate snaplinks, two Axxis screwgates, steel braking snaplink. Held together with a 10mm steel Half Round maillon. All high quality and durable gear, with no corners cut; no need to discard this kit to cope with expedition rigging, longer pitches, or practising rope rescue. Why these components? i. The Club harness is one size to fit all - no need to second guess what sizes a club might need. ii. The Doma chest harness costs little more than the simple tape strap... but takes a quarter of the time to explain and put on. It is unisex and suitable for all heights of cavers. iii. Simple descender is a very appropriate tool for those starting SRT (braking with both...
Petzl Simple descender lower bobbin 
£9.00

Petzl Simple descender lower bobbin

Petzl Simple descender lower bobbin. Replacement part for the Simple descender. Requires two spanners for user change. Worth taking on expeditions, possibly with a spare nut and bolt in case bobbin changing occurs too late!
Petzl Simple descender upper bobbin 
£9.00

Petzl Simple descender upper bobbin

Petzl Simple descender upper bobbin. Spare part for Simple descender. User replaceable with two spanners. Worth taking on an expedition. A nut and bolt may also be useful if the bobbin is changed too late, and the thread of the bolt already in place becomes partially stripped.



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