The Petzl Basic is a light and compact, multi-purpose ascender that can be used for a variety of rope ascents.
Offering excellent grip and working on single ropes from 8-11mm, the Petzl Basic is often carried by climbers and mountaineers for emergency use. Small and light it's a great versatile choice for rescue and hauling situations where a full handled ascender might be overkill.
Compact ascender with excellent grip
Can be used for rope ascent on a fixed line or as progress capture in a hauling system
Toothed cam with self-cleaning slot optimises performance under any conditions (e.g. frozen or dirty ropes)
Stainless steel cam has better resistance to corrosion
Lower attachment hole large enough for two carabiners (lanyard and foot loop)