Gear Rater--Descending Devices
Please use the following guidelines in your evaluation of descending tools:
|Type of use:||1=Professional, 5=Recreational, 3=Both|
|Frequency of use:||1=once every 2-3 months, 2=once a month, 3=2-3 times/month, 4=1-2 times/week
|Durability:||1=falls apart with infrequent use, 5=holds up extremely well with frequent use|
|Technical skill required:||1=difficult to figure out, 5=easy to figure out|
|Ease of use/set-up:||1=difficult, 5=easy|
|Safety:||1=easy to make mistake / gear failure, 5=reliable under any conditions|
|Strength:||1=breaks easily, 5=rarely or never breaks|
|Portability:||1=very difficult to carry, 5=very easy to carry|
Overall user ratings for descending tools are based on an average of durability, technical skill required, ease of use, safety, strength, and portability. Type of use and frequency of use statistics are for information purposes only.
Information about descending tools can be found in our "All About Gear" section.