Descenders

Climbing Hardware - Descenders (19 items)
Abbey provide a range of descenders from Petzl, ISC and Stein. We also offer an array of ascenders from Petzl, Stein and ISC. Petzl have been leading the way in sport and industrial climbing for many years, their no nonsense and innovative approach to the design and manufacture of climbing hardware means that when you have a piece of Petzl equipment in your kitbag you know your in safe hands. Abbey can supply any product from the Petzl range so if it isn't listed on our site give us a ring.
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Petzl Bar Rack 5 Bar Descender D11 (SELL OF SPECIAL ONLY 1 LEFT)
code: LY-D11
Petzl Bar Rack 5 Bar Descender D11 (SELL OF SPECIAL ONLY 1 LEFT)
£67.00£41.99

Rack - Rack descender for long vertical descents

Allows the speed of descent to be varied according to the weight of the rope or to the load.

  • Removable bars, easy to put into place according to the friction force required.
  • Friction and heat are very well distributed to protect the rope.

Technical specifications :

  • Individually tested.
  • For use with 1 or 2 ropes, diameters from 9 to 13 mm
  • Weight: 470 g

 

Petzl GRIGRI 2 Descenders D14
code: LY-D14
Petzl GRIGRI 2 Descenders D14
Petzl GRIGRI Blue £67.00£59.88
Petzl GRIGRI Grey (SUPER SPECIAL OFFER ONLY TWO LEFT) £67.00£46.47
Petzl GRIGRI Orange £67.00£59.88

GRIGRI - Self-braking belay device and descender

For work positioning on inclined surfaces and for switching between short ascents and descents on a rope.

  • Self braking system:
    • locks onto the rope if a fall occurs.
  • Simple to use:
    • use the handle to unlock the rope,
    • control the rope running through the device by varying the grip on the free end of the rope,
    • rope climbing is possible without changing the position of the Grigri by adding a footloop and a handled rope clamp / grab.
  • Allows for belaying a leader or second.
  • Extremely strong and durable:
    • body in anodized aluminum and cam in stainless steel;
    • handle in glass fiber reinforced polyamide.

Technical specifications :

  • Individually tested.
  • for rope diameters from 10 to 11 mm
  • Weight: 225 g

CE certified.

Petzl ID Descender (Red) 11.5-13mm Rope D200L0
code: LY-D200L0
Petzl I'D Descender (Red) 11.5-13mm Rope D200L0
£152.91

I'D - Self-braking descender and belay device

For descending a rope and for belaying, with an anti-panic function.Rapidly installed on the rope without detaching from the harness thanks to the clip.

  • Improved safety:
    • anti-error feature to avoid accidents due to incorrect threading of the rope in the device,
    • auto-locking system: uses a pivoting cam mechanical principle to pinch the rope and brake the user if he / she lets go of the handle of the device,
    • anti-panic handle: the I'D will lock onto the rope if the user pulls too hard on the handle.
  • Comfortable to use:
    • to descend, simply pull on the handle, the regulation of the speed of descent is carried out by varying the grip on the free end of the rope with the other hand,
    • rope climbing is possible without changing the position of the device, by adding a footloop and a handled rope clamp / grab,
    • allows for belaying a leader or a second.
  • Extremely strong and durable:
    • body in anodized aluminum and cam in stainless steel;
    • disengaging handle glass fiber reinforced polyamide.

Technical specifications :

  • Individually tested.
  • for rope diameters from 10-11.5 mm: #D20 S
  • for rope diameters from 11.5-13 mm: #D20 L
  • Weight: 530 g

 

Certified CE EN 341 class A and NFPA L.

Petzl ID Descender Black 11.5mm-13mm D200LN
code: LY-D200LN
Petzl I'D Descender Black 11.5mm-13mm D200LN
£175.00£147.90

Description:     The Petzl ID Descender is a self-braking descender belay device with anti-panic function. Used for descending a rope and for belaying. Anti-error safety catch to reduce the risk of an accident due to incorrect installation of the device on the rope. Anti-panic function: if the user pulls too hard on the handle, the cam will lock on the rope. Locking position on the handle for positioning while on the rope. When used for hauling, allows the system to be reversible.

The 2009 version has a few changes made following feedback from the user: every position now has a click to tell you when you are in each mode and each of these modes is now clearly marked on the reverse of the device removing any confusion if it is used upside down for hauling or rescue, the angle of the cam has been altered to give a smoother rope run when in the ascent mode and there is a button on the end of the handle which releases the cam slightly so that rope runs through the device in a controlled manner when paying out on a gradual slope (such as a roof), the device can also now be 'permanently' secured shut (if being used as part of a rescue kit for instance) using a small screw which is stored within the device.   

Note:                 Available in 2 versions:

- D20 S for work on ropes: With a safety clip on the swinging side plate: reduces the risk of dropping the device, practical for quick installation of the rope, efficient means for passing intermediate anchors. For ropes between 10 and 11,5 mm in diameter.

- D20 L for rescue. For ropes between 11,5 and 13 mm in diameter.

  • Colour:              Black
  • Size:                  Small (For ropes between 10 and 11.5mm in diameter)
  • Conformity:       EN341 Class A / NFPA L
  • Breaking Load: Depends upon type and diameter of rope. Please see manufacturers instructions.
Petzl Rig Descender Black D21AN
code: LY-D21AN
Petzl Rig Descender Black D21AN
£126.00£114.45

Description:     The Petzl Rig Descender is a compact self braking descender, designed for use in rope access (expert users only)

Features:

  • Multi-functional handle allowing the user to use the device as either a descender or belay device
  • When used in descent mode, if the handle is released it will spring to the belay position thus 'failing to safe'
  • Users can unlock the rope, control the descent and position themselves on the rope with the hand on the free end of the rope i.e. it can be used like a Grigri whereby the rope will flow freely through the device in a controlled manner but will lock if there is an uncontrolled fall (The automatic return system on the handle limits risks in case of an involuntary action by the user)
  • The Rig has the same system of opening allowing the device to be fitted to a rope without removing it from your harness (using the moving side plate). This also helps when passing intermediate anchor
  • A pivoting cam facilitates taking up the slack in the rope
  • Can also be used to make a reversible haul system, and for short ascents (in conjunction with a FOOTPRO foot loop and an ASCENSION handled rope clamp).


Colour:              Black

Size:                 Small (For single ropes between 10.5 and 11.5mm in diameter)

Conformity:       EN341 Class A, EN12841 type C

ISC Hand Ascenders RP230LH
code: FS-IS-RP230LH
ISC Hand Ascenders RP230LH
£65.78

ISC's hand ascender is unique in that it is machined from a solid aluminium extrusion and therefore strength, durability and rigidity are all built in as standard.
Because we use 7075 aluminium weight is not compromised and although it is generally a little heavier than the standard pressed steel versions overall that is a small price to pay for such a premium quality product.
In response to concerns over the safety of other types of ascender ISC made some important developments to its already well proven device that will stand up to the rigours of constant use in a harsh environment.
The standard model features;

 

  • A solid plastic handle which will not wear or deteriorate in use
  • A rope channel which will not flex or deform in use reducing the chances for the rope to ‘flip’ out
  • A stainless steel cam which will perform in all conditions
  • A cam face that has been uniquely designed with cones rather than spikes to reduce rope wear and tear yet still providing amazing loading capabilities either as a static anchor or in a short dynamic fall (we will shortly be producing a report to support this)
  • And now the ascender offers a no-cost optional feature of a captive pin which can be fitted to prevent the cam from moving back beyond the face of the rope channel – in any circumstances.
  • In practice this means that whilst the techniques for using the ascender don’t change and there are no fiddly caps or covers to set in place, it is virtually impossible for the rope now to flip out of the channel and helps to make climbing considerably less risky.

 

ISC Hand Ascenders RP240RH
code: FS-IS-RP240RH
ISC Hand Ascenders RP240RH
£68.78
ISC's hand ascender is unique in that it is machined from a solid aluminium extrusion and therefore strength, durability and rigidity are all built in as standard.
Because we use 7075 aluminium weight is not compromised and although it is generally a little heavier than the standard pressed steel versions overall that is a small price to pay for such a premium quality product.
In response to concerns over the safety of other types of ascender ISC made some important developments to its already well proven device that will stand up to the rigours of constant use in a harsh environment.
The standard model features;

 
  • A solid plastic handle which will not wear or deteriorate in use
  • A rope channel which will not flex or deform in use reducing the chances for the rope to ‘flip’ out
  • A stainless steel cam which will perform in all conditions
    A cam face that has been uniquely designed with cones rather than spikes to reduce rope wear and tear yet still providing amazing loading capabilities either as a static anchor or in a short dynamic fall (we will shortly be producing a report to support this)

    And now the ascender offers a no-cost optional feature of a captive pin which can be fitted to prevent the cam from moving back beyond the face of the rope channel – in any circumstances.

    In practice this means that whilst the techniques for using the ascender don’t change and there are no fiddly caps or covers to set in place, it is virtually impossible for the rope now to flip out of the channel and helps to make climbing considerably less risky.

Petzl Stop Black D09NOI
code: LY-D09NOI
Petzl Stop Black D09NOI
£96.00£82.64

STOP - Self-braking descender

For long descents on single rope.

  • Can be installed on the rope without disconnecting it from the harness thanks to the clip.
  • Self braking system brakes as soon as the handle is released.
  • Control the speed of descent by varying the grip on the free end of the rope.
  • Rope ascending is possible without changing the position of the STOP by adding a footloop and a handled rope clamp / grab.

Technical specifications :

  • Individually tested.
  • For rope diameters 10-11 mm
  • Weight: 326 g

Certified CE EN 341 class A.

PETZL PIRANA DESCENDER ((SELL OFF SPECIAL))
code: LY-D05
PETZL PIRANA DESCENDER ((SELL OFF SPECIAL))
PETZL PIRANA DESCENDER£20.00
PETZL PIRANA DESCENDER - BLACK£27.87

The Petzl Pirana descender allows you to do quite a bit more than your average figure 8. The Pirana has three braking positions and also has two spurs for additional friction if it is need during descent. There is a much smaller connexion hole in this device than in others of its kind. The hole of the Pirana is desgned to fit a 12mm bar karabiner. When the karabiner is in position it is quite a tight fit this highly reduces the risk of awkwardly cross loading the gate of the karabiner. When using the rapid techinque where the rope passes through the karabiner there is no chance of the rope larks heading. It is possible to use the Petzl Pirana in this way due to its additional breaking options that are available. Designed for use on single ropes although can be used on double ropes but certian breaking positions may not be posible. The ideal karabiner to use with this device is the Petzl Attache screw gate or the Petzl William screw gate.

Weight 90g.

ROPE DIAMETER - 8-13MM

ISC Figure Of Eight RP100
code: FS-IS-RP100
ISC Figure Of Eight RP100
£24.23
  • Length     172mm
  • Width     150mm
  • Rope Diameter     9mm – 13mm
  • Material Aluminium
  • Minimum breaking Load     35kn
  • Finish     Hard Anodised
  • Quality     100% inspected
  • Weight     194g
ISC Small Figure 8 Aluminium Polished
code: FS-IS-RP110
ISC Small Figure 8 Aluminium Polished
£9.60£7.99
  • Length     131mm
  • Width     400mm
  • Rope Diameter     9mm – 13mm
  • Material     Aluminium
  • Minimum breaking Load     25kn
  • Finish     Hard Anodised
  • Quality     100% inspected
  • Weight     200g
PETZL D01 ANTI BURN DESCENDER 8 D01
code: LY-D01
PETZL D01 ANTI BURN DESCENDER 8 D01
£13.67

PETZL D01 ANTI BURN DESCENDER 8

Figure of 8 with anti-burn

8-13MM

 

Petzl Huit Figure 8 Descender D02 ((LIMITED OFFER))
code: LY-D02
Petzl Huit Figure 8 Descender D02 ((LIMITED OFFER))
£15.99£9.50

HUIT - Figure-eight descender

Allows descent using a single or double rope.

  • Square shape to avoid twisting the rope and the formation of a lark.s foot knot.
  • High strength forged aluminum.
  • Small hole is usable as a belay plate in an emergency, or to descend small diameter rope.

Technical specifications :

  • Weight: 100 g

 

Kong Block Roll GK818 ((SELL OFF SPECIAL))
code: MR-GK-818
Kong Block Roll GK818 ((SELL OFF SPECIAL))
£50.00
  • Block Roll GK-818
  • alu shell+wheel - steel grip
  • kN 5+5=10
  • g 550 - mm 280 - 8÷12
  • EN 12278 EN 567
Kong Futura Mini Block GK-818.02 ((Sell Off special Offer))
code: MR-GK-818.02
Kong Futura Mini Block GK-818.02 ((Sell Off special Offer))
£99.87£69.00
  • Futura Mini Block GK-818.02
  • alu shell+wheel - steel grip
  • kN 5+5=10
  • g 162 - mm 130 - 8÷12
  • EN 12278 EN 567

 

 

ISC Figure of 8 Stainless Steel
code: FS-IS-RP101
ISC Figure of 8 Stainless Steel
£33.45

ISC Figure of 8 Stainless Steel

  • Length     172mm
  • Width     150mm
  • Rope Diameter     9mm – 13mm
  • Material     Stainless Steel
  • Minimum breaking Load     80kn
  • Finish     Hard Anodised
  • Quality     100% inspected
  • Weight     600g
Petzl ID Descender Black D200SN
code: LY-D200SN
Petzl I'D Descender Black D200SN
£174.99£156.78

Description:     The Petzl ID Descender is a self-braking descender belay device with anti-panic function. Used for descending a rope and for belaying. Anti-error safety catch to reduce the risk of an accident due to incorrect installation of the device on the rope. Anti-panic function: if the user pulls too hard on the handle, the cam will lock on the rope. Locking position on the handle for positioning while on the rope. When used for hauling, allows the system to be reversible.

The 2009 version has a few changes made following feedback from the user: every position now has a click to tell you when you are in each mode and each of these modes is now clearly marked on the reverse of the device removing any confusion if it is used upside down for hauling or rescue, the angle of the cam has been altered to give a smoother rope run when in the ascent mode and there is a button on the end of the handle which releases the cam slightly so that rope runs through the device in a controlled manner when paying out on a gradual slope (such as a roof), the device can also now be 'permanently' secured shut (if being used as part of a rescue kit for instance) using a small screw which is stored within the device.   

Note:                 Available in 2 versions:

- D20 S for work on ropes: With a safety clip on the swinging side plate: reduces the risk of dropping the device, practical for quick installation of the rope, efficient means for passing intermediate anchors. For ropes between 10 and 11,5 mm in diameter.

- D20 L for rescue. For ropes between 11,5 and 13 mm in diameter.

  • Colour:              Black
  • Size:                  Small (For ropes between 10 and 11.5mm in diameter)
  • Conformity:       EN341 Class A / NFPA L
  • Breaking Load: Depends upon type and diameter of rope. Please see manufacturers instructions.
Petzl Tuba Brake Tube D12
code: LY-D12
Petzl Tuba Brake Tube D12
£236.00£223.12

Petzl TUBA - Friction brake

Designed for lowering loads (for long distances).

  • Special shape allows the passage of a knot, allowing several ropes to be joined together for long lowers.
  • The braking power is easily adjusted by varying the number of turns of rope around the device.

 

 

 Technical specifications
  • Weight: 1240 g

Certified NFPA G.

Kong Twin Block Roll GK-818.01 ((Silly Special Offer))
code: MR-GK-818.01
Kong Twin Block Roll GK-818.01 ((Silly Special Offer))
£129.78£50.00
  • Twin Block Roll GK-818.01
  • alu shell+wheel - steel grip
  • kN 5+5=10
  • g 740 - mm 280 - 8÷12
  • EN 12278 EN 567

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