Petzl Basic Multipurpose Compact Ascender

Color: Gray
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The Petzl Basic Multipurpose Compact ascender works great for hauling systems, for ascending fixed lines and as self-protection when climbing a fixed rope.


  • Chrome-plated, spring-loaded steel cam features angled teeth and a self-cleaning slot to securely grip the rope, even in wet, muddy or icy conditions
  • Ergonomic trigger can be operated with 1 hand
  • Hole at the bottom is large enough to fit 2 carabiners (sold separately) for attaching a lanyard and a foot loop
  • Includes multiple attachment points to allow for different uses, such as self-belaying or hauling
  • Use together with a chest ascender (sold separately) when ascending fixed lines
  • Petzl Basic Multipurpose Compact ascender is designed for use with ropes between 8 and 11mm in diameter


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Technical Specs

Best Use


Fits Rope Sizes

8 - 11 millimeters

Body Material


Cam Material

Stainless steel


90 grams

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