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Petzl Reverso

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The Petzl Reverso is an ultra-light (57g) manual belay device offering guide mode belaying options and braking friction regulation for optimal stopping power.  

Multi-purpose and versatile the Petzl Reverso is now even easier to handle and very intuitive to use. ARC Technology offers V-shaped friction channels with asymmetrical lateral grooves, and this adapts the friction to the type of rope allowing for better control with all types of ropes. Windows have been created in the sides by removing some aluminium, massively reducing the weight of the device. The guide mode can be used for belaying one or two seconds and also enables quick transition when swopping leads from Reverso mode to belaying the leader.

Check out the Petzl video below on how to belay correctly using the Reverso:


Multipurpose and easy to use:
  • Classic belay technique with both hands on the rope
  • Ropes glide smoothly through the device
  • Can be used for rappels
  • Reverso mode for belaying one or two seconds; commonly used on multi-pitch climbs
  • Independent and simultaneous belaying of two seconds in Reverso mode
  • While belaying in Reverso mode, a carabiner placed in the release hole allows the belayer to give slack when the device is under tension
  • Rope installation diagrams for belaying and Reverso mode are engraved on the device
Adapted to a broad range of rope diameters:
  • V-shaped friction grooves enable controlled braking 
  • Compatible with dynamic single ropes 8.5 to 10.5 mm (11 mm possible, depending on the rope's suppleness) 
  • Compatible with dynamic half ropes 7.1 to 9.2 mm
  • Compatible with dynamic twin ropes 6.9 to 9.2 mm
Durable and lightweight:
  • The rounded design of the rope slots limits wear and extends the life of the device
  • Compact and lightweight: only 57 g


                  • Guide Mode: Yes
                  • Lock Mechanism: Manual
                  • Number of Ropes: One or Two
                  • Handles Ropes from 6.2 to 11mm
                  • Weight: 57g
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                  Alan S.
                  United Kingdom United Kingdom
                  Petzl Reverso

                  Good bit of kit. Useful at the indoor wall or on trad. The guide mode makes life easy when bringing up seconds on trad.