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    If your next adventure involves glacier travel on foot or skis, make sure you don't leave home without the Petzl Crevasse Rescue Kit. At just 13 ounces, the kit provides everything you need (except anchors) to set up an efficient hauling system or rope ascent. Innovative tools like the Micro Traxion pulley and Tibloc make this ultralight kit far more efficient and easy to use than traditional Prusik systems.

    • One Micro Traxion pulley, two OK Screwlock carabiners, one Tibloc, one Partner pulley, and one 120cm St'anneau dyneema sling, provide everything you need to set up a hauling system or rope ascent
    • Micro Traxion pulley utilizes sealed ball bearings and a cam to produce a highly efficient capture-progress pulley
    • Tibloc device is an ultralight and compact ascender that is superior to a Prusik system
    • Entire kit weighs in a just 13 ounces
    • Item #PTZ0355

    Tech Specs

    [pulley, OK screwlock] aluminum, [tibloc] chromoly steel, [sling] dyneema
    Claimed Weight
    13.05 oz
    Recommended Use
    crevasse rescue
    Manufacturer Warranty
    3 years

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    Perfect Crevasse Rescue Kit

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

    You can easily put together your own kit, however this has everything you need to execute a rescue. Hopefully you will never need to use it, but will be perfect if you need to get yourself or a friend out of a funky situation.

    Easy to use, high quality components

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I am a big fan of this kit. It allows the construction of some very simple haul and rope ascension systems. All of the pieces are top quality- low friction pulleys, smoothly locking carabiners, and a great tibloc and microtraxion. Even the sling is exceptional- wider than most to make untying it easier after you've knotted it for the masterpoint. I would highly recommend this for anyone undertaking any glacier travel.

    get it, learn it, hope ya don't need it

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    Exactly what's advertised; a grand addition to any expedition. Every piece of gear in this kit is useful individually but with their powers combined (in this kit), can be used to get you and your friends out of a cruddy situation.

    Simple and Easy

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

    This kit is fantastic! The instructions are great and easy to follow, the equipment comes in a nice, well thought out package, and I can't going into glacier travel without it.

    Rescue scenarios can be hard enough as it is, make it easier on yourself by having the right equipment, it might just save your life.

    silly not to have it

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

    For how much this weighs, I think it's silly to not have it if you are headed anywhere in the alpine. Take a rescue course, and practice using any and all your gear you will be bringing with the group you are travelling with.

    Petzl Crevasse Rescue Kit

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This is the most versatile rescue kit there is because the only limit are your understanding of physics. Included are diagrams for setting up a 3:1 and 2:1 mechanical advantages, as diagrams for how to ascend using the Micro Traxion, Tibloc, and sling. However, I have been able to think of a few more ways to rig it to facilitate ascending over a curved cliff where the rope is under tension and pressing hard against the rock. I have had to ascend in slot canyons like that and not only did it take a lot longer but it scrapped the crap out of my gear rubbing against the rock. Ill post videos of this rigging and others later on to demonstrate the effectiveness and versatility of this equipment. I would also like to note that during my test as part of the American Canyoneering Academy I had to ascend up 20 feet of free hanging rope, pass a knot, ascend another 20 feet, switch to rappel, rappel down 20 feet, pass a knot, and rappel another 20 feet to the ground. Using the Micro Traxion it took just over 7 minutes, and I could guarantee that if there was no knot and you only needed to ascend, you could easily climb 50 feet in less than 2 minutes.

    Gettin' Tibloc wit it

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

    I had the opportunity to try this kit out on the Matanuska glacier this spring (2015) in Alaska. It's a great kit, with everything you need to perform a 3:1 pulley rescue (z-pulley system). I would say that this kit is probably more geared for those that currently do not already own some kind of climbing pulley, ascender, and/or Micro or Mini Traxion or Prusik mending pulley. With that said, this kit can also be used to ascend a rope, if you are the one in the crevasse. By combining the Micro Traxion and the Tibloc, one can create a very efficient system for ascending a rope. I personally tried and practiced this method on the glacier, and I was over the lip in fewer than 5 mins. I'm by no means knocking the old fashioned Prusik system, because it really is very reliable, however, this system makes things very efficient, and for a beginner like me, I needed all the help I could get.
    If you didn't already know, the Micro Traxion, the Partner pulley and the Tibloc are all great tools on their own. Combine them together, and you've got yourself a very strong system and one that weighs in at just under 13 ounces. I was particularly impressed with the Tibloc ascender. It's very efficient while ascending a rope, but it should be noted that it has the reputation for chewing up ropes. I would probably only use the Tibloc sparingly or for emergency rescue only. I think I'll be adding another Tibloc to this kit, just for ascending a rope in an emergency, because I found it very easy and efficient to use and place on the rope while hanging.
    Again, overall I think this kit is great for beginners, or those that do not want to fuss with putting together their own kit. It could be used for a variety of applications, not only just crevasse rescue. I found that it was simple to use and set up and I'll definitely be using this on a variety of alpine climbs this year.

    Unanswered Question

    Is this back to being the kit in a storage bag with the instructions included? I read some were distributed just as component parts without the instructions and 2:1 / 3:1 pulley setup guide...

    would a 30m rope be sufficient with this kit?

    I think it would depend on the application of what you are climbing or traversing and how many are in your party or how many will be roped up to the 30M rope. This kit can be used on a 30M rope, not a bad question to ask, however, you will want to make sure the rope is at least 8mm in diameter and not bigger than 11mm in diameter. The reason for this is that the Tibloc is designed to be used on ropes between 8-11mm in diameter. I personally use a 8.3mm diameter rope, 30M long, and I and use this kit for my particular rope and crevasse rescue system. Cheers!

    When will this be back in stock? It says...

    When will this be back in stock? It says more on the way but gives no definitive date, thanks.

    Hey Stephen,

    We don't get definitive dates either. It really boils down to how fast Petzl can get our order fulfilled. Now, since they are just down the road they are normally a little faster at getting us restocked than most but I wouldn't expect more until at least September.

    Is the Micro Traxion that is included in...

    Is the Micro Traxion that is included in this kit a different (more orange) color than the ones sold individually (gold)? Or is it just the way this photo was taken or something. Thanks