The Grivel A&D (Ascender & Descender) is a multifunctional, easy to handle left or right rope device.
The Grivel A&D can be used as either an ascender or descender and incorporates a revolutionary and innovative patented in-built descender system, which allows for a quick and safe transition from heading up to going back down the rope.
The integrated belay plate allows for a safe descent and negates the need to change device. Its ergonomic rubber grip ensures easy and comfortable handling and the use of lightweight materials ensures the A&D is seriously light weight. All componentry is also compatible for use with gloves.
A bit heavier than the petzl equivalent but the handle hole is slightly larger and fits my thick mits better and i love the idea of being able to convert into a abseil so easily. good for running away!