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Rope Grabs

Rope grabs are commonly used by tree climbers in the Single Rope Technique (SRT) to capture the climber's progress while ascending the climbing line.

Petzl Microcender

Petzl Microcender/Macrocender


These rope clamps have ribbed cams to protect the rope and can be quickly installed mid-line by removing the spring-tensioned pin. These are very compact and lightweight and move easily on the rope. The pin locks in place and is designed to resist accidental opening.

Microcender: 1/2” Rope Capacity

Macrocender: 5/8” - 3/4" Rope Capacity

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Ropeman Mark 2 Rope Grab

Ropeman Mark 1 Rope Grab - New Version


This new version of the very popular Ropeman Mark 1 has redesigned sideplates but remains the same great, compact rope grab tree climbers love. Used as a part of an SRT system or as an emergency rope grab for rescue, the Ropeman is lightweight, compact, and grips well on ropes from 10 mm to 13 mm (1/2"). Alloy cam. Maximum load on the Ropeman is 880 lb / 400 kg.

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SMC Grip Rope Grab / Lanyard Adjuster


The SMC Grip is a great rope grab which makes an excellent flipline adjuster on virtually any rope. The compact, sleek design of the Grip makes it easier to adjust, and the action is smooth and trouble-free as climbers have come to expect from SMC. Each Grip is hand-inspected before leaving the factory and made in the USA.

The folks at SMC build all their gear to last for 20 years of use, and you'll feel the attention to detail in the action and smooth design of the grip.

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Gibbs Rope Grab

Gibbs Quick Release Rope Grab

1/2" Capacity
5/8" - 3/4" Capacity

Steel bodied rope grabs have removable locking pin for quick installation mid-line. Gibbs is famous for the high strength, quality engineering, and durability of their climbing products. Ribbed cam.

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Tibloc Small Emergency Ascender


The Tibloc is a tiny ascender which operates with the use of a small auto-locking carabiner. (Shown here on M18. The M18, M21 and M23 are ideal.) The toothed cam engages the rope when weight is put on the carabiner. The Tibloc is small and compact, and can be quickly installed midline, making it ideal for rescue. Chiefly used by climbers as an emergency ascender. 7/16" (8-11mm) capacity.

Click here to download and view Petzl's instructions for this product. (Large file. Right click and choose “save target as”. Requires Adobe Reader.)

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Kong Duck Emergency Belay Device

Kong Duck Emergency Belay Device


Easy to install with one hand and works on single ropes from 8 to 13 mm (up to 1/2”) and also planar and tubular slings and webbing from 10 to 15mm (even if not rated for climbing.) Ribbed cam.

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