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Ascension Handled Ascender

5 out of 5 stars
1 Review
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Ascension Handled Ascender

There's a reason that the Petzl Ascension Handled Ascender 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.


  • Petzl's popular ascender for big wall climbers
  • Ergonomic design includes large release lever for easy manipulation
  • Top carabiner loop eliminates the chance of an accidental release
  • Ergonomic, padded handle for superior comfort
  • Aggressive cam teeth add security on muddy and icy ropes
  • Item #PTZ002D
aluminum, stainless steel, plastic, rubber, nylon
Rope Diameter
8 - 13mm
Claimed Weight
Recommended Use
Manufacturer Warranty
3 years

Overall Rating

5 based on 1 ratings

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Erin BGearhead
5 out of 5 stars

January 10, 2022

Adventure Essential

I've put it through the wringer

Whether you're caving, climbing, canyoneering, routesetting, hauling equipment... you should have an ascender on your harness, period! I use this in conjunction with a rollclip carabiner through the top, a grigri with the break strand redirected through the rollclip, and a foot loop for easy ascending. Personal preference, but I also prefer to use a left-handed ascender even though I'm right-handed.