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Grivel Up & Down Ascender

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    An ascender that also descends.

    Grivel's Up & Down Ascender adds convenience to your big wall climbing arsenal by doubling as a descender. An integrated belay plate lets you bite a single strand through the whole and clip it to your harness like a belay device for rappelling. The Up & Down's primary use (ascending) has the trusty performance you'd expect out of any product by Grivel.

    • Integrated belay plate
    • Ergonomic rubber grip
    • Item #GRV000E

    Tech Specs

    Rope Diameter
    8 - 13 mm
    Claimed Weight
    9.1 oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty

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    Nifty design

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

    If you're looking for an ascender to travel fixed lines this is the ticket. From my initial uses it works very easily when clipping into a rope, a simple flick of the thumb and you can be on or off. Definitely not something you want to be fiddling with with two hands at high elevation. The descend feature is really pretty slick and works well but in order to use make sure you back this up properly so you can un-load the ascender from the rope because those teeth really bite! Easy decision to select this piece for my kit with the innovative new features and simple one-handed operation.

    Rope sizes

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

    If, like me, you were confused by BackCountry's description of the applicable Rope Diameters (Described be B.C. as "8 - 13mm")...

    The Grivel A&D will ascend ropes of size 8.3mm up to 13mm.

    The Grivel A&D will DESCEND ropes from 7.3mm to 13mm.

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