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Gibbs Ascenders provide excellent performance under the most adverse conditions, gripping on even muddy and icy ropes. Used for years for ascending by cavers, Gibbs are also used by many rescue teams for ratchets in haul systems and in other rope grab applications where a mechanical ascender provides greater efficiency.

Gibbs Ascenders

Gibbs Ascenders

:: Specifications

  • All models fit rope from 7/16 to ½ in. (11 - 12.5 mm). Available in Free Running or Spring Loaded Sport and Spring Loaded Rescue Aluminum or Steel.

:: Features

  • The Sport models are intended for ascending rope and work well fro pack hauling systems for climbers and cavers
  • The Rescue models have a heavier shell and larger diameter pin for greater strength when used in a litter hauling system
  • On all models, the bottom of the shell has been modified to provide a curved interface with the rope for greater strength
  • With the spring loaded models, the spring prevents the ascender from sliding down the rope when the cam is not loaded

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