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Petzl Pirana Canyon Descender

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  • Pirana offers 3 different braking positions, according to the weight of the user, the rope diameter and the terrain
  • It also offers 2 points where the rope can be angled to adjust the descent speed
  • A plastic attachment ensures perfect support for many types of HMS locking carabiners
  • Carabiners with cross sections of 12mm (e.g. Petzl Attache) will provide a very tight fit in the small hole, so tight that it takes a bit of pressure to get the carabiner in
  • Snug fit creates a rigid carabiner/descender unit that helps to reduce risk of loading carabiner across the gate; also stays securely attached to harness to help prevent loss
  • Designed for use with the ''Rapid'' technique, which foils formation of a lark's head hitch around Pirana body and reduces kinks without curbing friction
  • May be used with double ropes, but not all braking positions may be usable depending on the ropes' diameter
  • The Pirana can also be used to belay the leader


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Best Use Canyoneering, Climbing
Fits rope sizes 8 - 13 millimeters
Weight 90 grams

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