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Petzl Ascension Handled Ascender

Petzl Hand Ascender the Ascension Petzl Left Hand Ascension Petzl Right Hand Ascension Detail of Attachment Slots Holes for Attaching Slings, Links Petzl Ascension Cam Detail Illustration of Ascension in Use
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Petzl Footcord

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

Petzl's Ascension handled ascender is one of the most popular ascenders for rope climbing in the world. Newly redesigned to be lighter and an even better fit for the hand! The design is ergonomic with a cushioned, nicely-shaped handle which will help keep you from fatiguing even on a long SRT ascent. The upper part of the ascender is now curved to fit the hand to maximize power when pulling with two hands. The cam is easy to engage with the thumb, and the ascender has a hole above the cam where a small carabiner can be used to trap the rope and keep the cam engaged. The robust aluminum body provides ample grip, yet remains lightweight. Each ascender has a slot in the lower body for attaching footcords or tethers.

  • 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) : 1/2” / 13mm
Construction : Anodized aluminum frame, chrome-plated steel cam, rubber & plastic grip, nylon catch
Weight : 6.9 oz / 195 g

Handled 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 Ascension

ANSI Z133-2017

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

This item is ANSI compliant.

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

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