Updated for 2015 - the
new ASCENSION retains all the performance
that made it popular plus features a couple
of tweaks that streamline and improve
function even more. These ascenders are
lightweight, easy to use and equally at
home on big walls, alpine climbs, expeditions
and are well suited for professional use.
New and notable include plastic insert
covers that protect cam from being fouled
with ice or debris; a redesigned cam with
self-cleaning slot and "trigger"
window; a safety catch that's concealed
within body to help prevent snagging;
and lastly - a enlarged lower clip-in
hole to accept two 'biners.
As before the upper body of ASCENSION
is contoured to fit in the palm of your
hand providing both a variation in grip
and possible two-handed pull-up power.
Central opening is large enough to accommodate
your big wall gloves or ice mitts and
fitted with a comfortable soft plastic
grip that provides good control and handle
is tilted for less wrist strain.
Tool Tip: For angled
pitches, roofs and traverses clip an OK
SCREWGATE around the rope and then
thru the upper biner holes for additional
security. This same carabiner can connect
the ASCENSION to a FIXED
SIDE PULLEY to make a lightweight,
efficient haul system.
Comforting to know, the ASCENSION will
survive a factor 1 fall and may also be
used for self-belaying on a fixed rope.
Detailed instructions included. UIAA,
CE approved, UL Classified and meets NFPA
1983 (2001 ed) standards. Made in France,
delivered anywhere in North America.
strength: mbs 2500 lbf; on 8-13mm
rope 945-1462 lbf