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Scarab Rescue Tool

Scarab Rescue Tool
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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.

Rope capacity 9mm - 13mm (up to 1/2"), NFPA 1983 G, weighs 385g (13.8 oz).



  • 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 : USA
Rope Diameter (inches / mm) : 3/8" - 1/2" (9mm - 13mm)
Material : Stainless Steel
Weight : 13.8 oz (385 g)


  • 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."

"Scarab® is a registered trademark of Conterra Inc. All rights reserved. Built by Conterra Precision, our own in house ISO 9001 certified facility. We truly believe the Scarab® will outperform any other rescue descent control device made."

Customer Reviews

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Rated: Excellent Review by: Jamz Luce

“ The Scarab is so simple and so good. It handles loads smoothly. Easy to lock off. Easy to add or remove wraps for control. I am using mine for rigging exclusively. Game changer for lowering loads out of the tree. Set a block above and take the Scarab to where you are cutting to control the load from there. Use a quick sling like a BARC to position the Scarab. Lock it off or let it run. Works great on 1/2" rigging lines. Super versatile even with loads in the hundreds of pounds. So many places it works great. I now need another to use in climbing/rescue applications. ”

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