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MATERIALStainless Steel

The Scarab Rescue Tool is a stainless steel tool that excels at easily controlling heavy rescue loads, pick-offs, twin rope systems, and other rescue techniques. The Scarab is strong, does not twist ropes, and allows quick adjustment of friction with easy lock-offs and ambidextrous use. Single and double rope capable, and allows attachment of rope without unclipping from anchor.

Features & Benefits

  • Incredibly strong
  • Instant friction adjustment
  • Lower 600 lb with two fingers
  • Super easy lock off
  • Attach rope without unclipping from anchor
  • Left or right handed use


  • Manufacturer: Conterra
  • Made in the USA
  • Materials: Stainless steel
  • Minimum rope capacity: 9mm
  • Maximum rope capacity: 13mm (1/2")
  • Weight: 385g (13.8 oz)


  • NFPA 1983 "G"

Conterra's Description of the Scarab:

"The Scarab has endured over five years of drop and slow pull testing as well as undergoing extensive heat and wear studies utilizing Conterra's Capstan Test Bed. -The frame and crossbar's strength is greater than 40kN. In real world tests with Nylon rescue ropes, the ropes fail at the nose of the Scarab® at about their knotted strength (just like most other descent control devices). When pulling a 12.7mm rescue rope on a tied off Scarab®, the rope breaks at about 27kN, which easily exceeds the 22kN strength rating that NFPA calls out for to rate class "G" for descent control devices. In addition to a battery of slow pull and drop tests, the Scarab® has undergone extensive heat and wear studies. One device was tested by pulling over a mile of dirty rope through it under rescue sized tension, with temperature reading thermocouples being monitored at several locations during pulls. At 2kN of tension, and a lowering speed of 10M per minute, the Scarab® maintained a frame temperature at about 100 degrees C. To our knowledge, the Scarab® is the only descent control device to have been tested to this degree."

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