Petzl Scorpio Vertigo Lanyard
Specially designed shock-absorbing lanyards to deal with the high fall-factors that can be generated by long falls down fixed vertical wires (or ropes). Tied rope cowstails for caving will *not* cope with this!
This small, neat and very easy-to-use set consists of a 'one use' tear apart shock absorber, one short lanyard (for resting, on rungs or similar) plus two longer tape lanyards to make the clips on the wire. These are elasticated to facilitate long reaches, while preventing them from getting in the way, or catching up, at other times. Short length is 32cm, and the extended length is 77cm.
It is for use with users weighing between 40kg and 120kg.
The set comes with two Vertigo slide-lock alloy karabiners. These are strong, easy to operate one-handed, and have a wide gate opening to facilitate clipping on big wires.
As a central resting karabiner we would recommend a large opening unit like the CT Kayak, or the Petzl Vertigo Wire-Lock.