Petzl Ascension LEFT
A handled version of the Basic hand jammer, especially favoured by those wearing thick gloves (mountaineers) or just with big hands...Made for those who want a left handled model.
This model has a moulded and padded handle (with two lower attachment holes, both sized for a small krab or maillon; unlike the basic). Heavier than the Basic, but more comfortable for some, and giving a longer reach. Also slightly facilitates some pitch head hauls in improvised rescues.
NB take care if you use this on traverse or sloping lines, the twisting effect if the handle is weighted is significantly greater than with the Basic.To avoid this, check out Petzl's instruction booklet.