The ISC D4 Work/Rescue Descender is a double-stop device with an auto-lock function and a panic brake which is not overly sensitive in normal use. The cam is made with a super hard solid stainless steel and is highly wear and corrosion resistant. The D4 is compliant with CE Standards, NFPA T and ANSI Z359.4 for the worldwide Rope Access and Rescue markets which typically use 10.5mm/11mm ropes.
The Petzl Auxiliary open brake for I'D has been designed for I'D self-braking descenders. It may be used to increase the friction in accordance with the weight of the load and the diameter of the rope, or to release the rope at any time.
The Petzl I'D descender is a self braking descender with an anti-panic function for work at height and rope access work. It has an ergonomic handle that allows comfortable descent control. The integrated anti-panic function and anti-error catch limit the risk of an accident due to user error. The Auto-Lock system allows users to easily position themselves at a workstation without having to manipulate the handle or tie off the device.
The Petzl Rig Descender is a compact, self-braking descender for use in rope access by experienced users. It features an ergonomic handle that allows for a comfortable descent control and its auto-lock system allows users to easily position themselves at the work station, without having to manipulate the handle or tie off the device. Once locked, the rope can be taken up without having to manipulate the handle. The safety gate allows the rope to be installed with the device remaining connected to the harness.
The SafeTec Flow D05 Descender (with anti-panic) is a self-locking, practical and efficient device for controlled descents. The anti-panic device further increases the safety of inexperienced users. The Flow descender is suitable for use in vertical activities such as rope access, rope rescue systems, working at height and adventure activities like abseiling or waterfall descents.
The SafeTec Flow D06 Descender is a self-locking, practical and efficient device for controlled descents. The D06 model has been designed to be used by military personnel in the armed forces and special operations. In the D06 model does not feature the anti-panic device used in the D05 model. This descender can be used in various activities such as: Rope access, Rope rescue systems, work at height and sports activities such as abseiling, controlled descent into waterfalls and ravines.
The Megawatt is the new universal descender from Edelrid, it's intuitive and reliable with a wide range of potential uses when working with ropes and in rescue scenarios. Edelrid have focused on keeping compact dimensions and a low weight during the development of this descender, and it fulfils four important work safety standards. The lever itself is made of a two-component material with rubber inserts for maximum grip. The integrated anti-panic function significantly reduces the risk of an accident in the event of a loss of control.
The Petzl Chicane auxiliary braking device allows Zigzag and Zigzag Plus mechanical Prusiks to be used on single ropes. It provides continuous additional friction on descents. The excellent compatibility of the Chicane and mechanical Prusik as an assembled unit ensures smooth rope glide through the brake during ascents. The ergonomic handle provides excellent grip and facilitates movement while limb walking. Thanks to the openable side plate, installation is quick and easy.
The Petzl Stop is a popular choice of descender, thanks to it being easy to use and having the backup of the automatic brake (remember to lock it off if you've stopped though!). It can also be used instead of a chest jammer in an emergency on short pitches. The downside is that it can get a bit warm on long descents of a dry rope (think Alum pot North West) so take a squeezy bottle of water with you!
The Petzl Grigri is n single rope belay device with an assisted braking system. The internal cam pinches the rope as it is weighted, pivoting the device. Along with good belaying technique, the assisted braking helps hold a climber and catch them in a fall. The progressive action of the cam allows gradual control when lowering a climber.
The Petzl Grigri + is an assisted braking belay device that features an anti-panic handle. It is particularly suitable for learning and intensive use, such as belaying a partner whose really trying to push their sports grade, or for beginners who have just started belaying. The Grigri + is a cam-assisted blocking device for climbing in the gym or outside. The selector knob allows the user to choose between two belay modes: top-rope or lead climbing. Reinforced for intensive use, it can be used with single ropes from 8.5 to 11 mm.
The DMM Figure 8 is ideal for group or individual abseiling and has the advantage of a wide karabiner hole that will accept two karabiners, making it good for rescue purposes. If you do a lot of abseiling where your belay device overheats or gets worn quickly then get yourself a DMM Figure of 8.