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MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 21, 2013 - 09:57pm PT
Craziest piece of climbing gear I have ever seen - and at $230.

http://www.petzl.com/us/pro/self-braking-descenders-0/id-l



WTF?
WBraun

climber
Feb 21, 2013 - 10:47pm PT
Nope

It's a real nice piece of gear I would love to have.

But $230 is not going to happen for me unless they comp me one .....
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Feb 21, 2013 - 11:15pm PT
well damn, it has "anti-panic function" I will HAVE to buy one.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Feb 21, 2013 - 11:16pm PT
seriously though, that's some serious engineering!
ninjah

Big Wall climber
a van down by the river
Feb 21, 2013 - 11:16pm PT
Great for rope access! Normally the job provides one!
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Feb 21, 2013 - 11:25pm PT
Looks like it's for single rope rappelling,only.
It looks good for rescue work tho.
Matt's

climber
Feb 22, 2013 - 12:25am PT
how is this better than a grigri? couldn't tell from quickly perusing the technical document...
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Feb 22, 2013 - 12:29am PT
I guess this isn't really climbing gear but I do think it's crazier.

Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Feb 22, 2013 - 12:31am PT
I've got one. It is a very specialized industrial rigging tool. Its handy for locking off rappeling or lowering loads etc but i'd give it a miss unless you plan on a lot of that stuff.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Feb 22, 2013 - 12:49am PT
That device above looks like it would be good for a rap bolter, Bruce.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Feb 22, 2013 - 12:51am PT
Yes! I can vouch for that and the more bolts the merrier.

A bolt chopper would also really like it
traverser106

Big Wall climber
Australia
Feb 22, 2013 - 04:53am PT
It's an industrial descender (13mm version, the gold one is for 11mm rope) and not something you'd likely use for recreational climbing but they are everywhere in the rope access industry. I have about 15 but only 'cause we do rope access stuff. Hey Werner if I get back to the Valley any time soon I'll bring you one... :) Cheers all.
QITNL

climber
Feb 22, 2013 - 05:02am PT
Use of this device may result in death. Welcome, Mr. Traverse.
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Feb 22, 2013 - 05:13am PT
well damn, it has "anti-panic function" I will HAVE to buy one.

The Edelrid Eddy does this as well - if you pull the handle all the way the cam drops off the handle and re-locks.
traverser106

Big Wall climber
Australia
Feb 22, 2013 - 05:38am PT
Many thanks QITNL... Yeah the ID is basically an industrial GriGri but with a panic clutch and an anti error doohickey that jams it if you try to rap with the rope reeved through the wrong way, plus the body has a becket so you can open the cover and load the rope without disconnecting it from your harness (& dropping it, killing some poor pedestrian below you...). Petzl have a smaller thing called a Rig which is like a halfway between the ID and the GriGri. There are so many industrial descenders coming out from all the manufacturers at the moment it's bewildering...
QITNL

climber
Feb 22, 2013 - 06:03am PT
I like that stuff, I climb with an arborist.
traverser106

Big Wall climber
Australia
Feb 22, 2013 - 06:31am PT
Yeah arbor guys have some cool, unique techniques and gear...
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Feb 22, 2013 - 08:38am PT
@Nature.. er.. yup.. that would be the crazier piece of gear.

Edit to add- just watched the promo video for that zig zag "mechanical prussik". That thing is wild!

As for the Petzl I'dL.. The thing is like a grigri on steroids + pulleys and cams and extra widgits and buttons . We've got a friend trying to sell a red I'D if anyone has a use for one. (which is how the subject came up).
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