Code: WINTER20

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Time-tested on the world's biggest walls.

There's a reason that the Petzl Ascension is the most popular ascender for big wall climbers. Its simple, functional, ergonomic design makes it the choice for any aid line out there. The thumb catch makes it easy to partially release the cam and ease your progress low on the pitch where rope weight isn't helping you yet. Wet, muddy, or icy ropes? Not a problem for this ascender's super-aggressive teeth. Petzl also added a top carabiner loop as an additional security measure for when you're cleaning the Great Roof.

  • Large thumb release lever for easy manipulation of the cam on traverses and lower outs
  • Top carabiner loop eliminates the chance of an accidental release on traversing pitches
  • Ergonomic, padded handle for superior comfort
  • Aggressive cam teeth add security on muddy and icy ropes

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5 5

Petzl Ascension Big Mountain Happy!!!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Having recently picked up the new Ascension model and then having a friend from Seattle mention he still had my old ones, I'm now prepared for the big mountains and have spares for a friend.

There was nothing wrong with the old models, Petzl needed to bring out something new due to untrusting junk copies being sold. I find the new ones are a bit more comfortable and awaiting to use them on a big mountain soon.

Why do I mention "Big Mountains"?

I have many friends who have and are still attempting 8000 + meter peaks and they all have the Ascension. Take a look at a few of the Everest vids and you'll see nearly are using them.

Teeth

Teeth

Jared D.
Expert Gearhead
800.409.4502 ext 4055
jdowns@backcountry.com

Business End

Business End

Jared D.
Expert Gearhead
800.409.4502 ext 4055
jdowns@backcountry.com

Packaging

Packaging

Jared D.
Expert Gearhead
800.409.4502 ext 4055
jdowns@backcountry.com

Left Handed Ascender with Packaging

Left Handed Ascender with Packaging

Jared D.
Expert Gearhead
800.409.4502 ext 4055
jdowns@backcountry.com

5 5

Petzl Ascension

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

In Petzl fashion, a great working part. Grip is very ergonomically correct. Easy to lock and unlock the cam.

Petzl Ascension
5 5

ease of use

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a strong, easy to use, and safe tool that I have used 50+ times with no failure to grab when I need it to. I have use the BD but prefer these any day.

5 5

very solid ascenders

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

first, i only own the older model of these, some people don't favor the new as much due to the handle's point. but mine are awesome! they're smooth, the teeth are sharp, spent the last 3 weeks on 3 big walls and these came up every time. the BD nForce are also pretty neat and worth checking out, but i myself am sticking to the Petzl Ascension. i've cleaned roofs, made traverses, and shot pictures on walls with these and they're killer. the thumb release is just right for being safe yet convenient, the bottom hole is big enough for large lockers like the BD Rock-Locks, and it's still made in France.

very solid ascenders
4 5

Haven't really used it much.

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I picked this up a few years ago and haven't had a chance to really put a lot of use into it yet. I may start carrying it with my rescue gear for a better chance to run it through the wringer. Like it though, easy enough to put into use.

5 5

Just buy it...

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Perfect solution for canyoneering self-rescue. couple this with a Kong Duck and you have an amazing ascension tool. In addition, use it for down climbing assists, tree climbing, the list goes on. Best ascender made. You only really need one for vertical rope ascension - buy a smaller pocket ascender for your foot strap and you are good to go!

5 5

if you need to ascend, this is the way

works great. easy to use, easy to remove. sure it's harder with gloves, most things are. if they made it more glove friendly, i suspect it would also stand a better chance of getting in the way when in use.

4 5

does its its job.

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

smooth thumb lever action, but is a bit difficult with thick gloves or mitts on. worked great with thin gloves and bare hands. teeth give a very secure feel on the rope.

3 5

Better with Bare Hands!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Just used these on Denali West Buttress. Fixed ropes lead up to the Buttress itself, and we also had a section of fixed line to get up around Washburn's Thumb. Starting when we did several dry runs I noticed that with heavy gloves or mitts on, it was not that easy to disengage the rope from the ascender - the release trigger did not protrude enough to get as good a grip with my thumb as I wanted. With light gloves on it was less of a problem. But since I needed these for cold temps (and plan on more trips where heaver hand wear will be required), I'll be looking for a replacement for this device. Otherwise, it worked fine.

5 5

Works well

Took this to do Washington Column in Yosemite. Worked well and was comfy.