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Petzl Basic Ascender

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Basic Ascender

Petzl Footcord

The Petzl Footcord is an extremely compact and lightweight adjustable footstrap which is an ideal companion for the Basic ascender. View image

Petzl's Basic ascender provides excellent grip in a more compact shape than a handled ascender. The Basic can be used as a hand ascender or even as part of a RADS climbing setup. The wide slot in the bottom of the Basic easily accommodates two carabiners for attaching tether and foot cord.

  • Ergonomic
  • Comfortable grip
  • Lightweight
  • 3-year manufacturer guarantee
Manufacturer : Petzl
Made in : France
Min Rope Diameter (inches / mm) : 5/16” / 8mm
Max Rope Diameter (inches / mm) : 7/16” / 11mm
Construction : Anodized aluminum frame, chrome-plated steel cam, rubber & plastic grip, nylon catch
Weight : 3 oz / 85 g

Hand ascenders are not rated to be used as the primary connection point to the climbing line. The climber must always be connected to the climbing line by an acceptable method.


  • CE
  • EN 567
  • UIAA

Petzl Technical Document for the Basic

ANSI Z133-2017

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has released the ANSI Z133 safety requirements which apply to arboricultural operations.

This item is ANSI compliant.

The full ANSI Z133 safety requirements are available on our tree care standards page.

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