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Ascending Tools
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Type of Use 
 
1.0
Frequency of Use 
 
4.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Technical Skill Required 
 
5.0
Ease of Use 
 
5.0
Safety 
 
4.0
Strength 
 
5.0
Portability 
 
5.0

Petzl Ascension

Good solid ascender. I sometimes accidentally thumb the cam on the top ascender. This is not dangerous because it only moves the cam teeth away from the rope but does not release the cam or rope completely. It is disconcerting when you're pushing the ascender up and expect it to grab. I put a biner through the top hole in a way that makes it more difficult for my thumb to contact the cam release.



The two holes in the bottom of the ascender are useful for separate connections for a footloop and the life support tether to your harness.



If you use a screwlink to attach your tether or footloop to the ascender, the steel screwlink will eventually cut a small groove in the aluminum ascender.

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