Petzl Rig

High Rise - Descender - Petzl Rig





  • Designed for rope access work (expert users only)
  • Multi-functional handle allows the user to:
    - unblock the rope and control the descent with the hand on the free end of the rope
    - position himself while on the rope without tying off the device
  • The safety gate on the moving side plate helps prevent dropping the device and facilitates installation of the rope and passing intermediate anchors
  • Pivoting cam facilitates taking up the slack in the rope. Can also be used to make a reversible haul system, and for short ascents.


  • Self Braking
  • Handle storage position reduces the risk of snagging when the descender is being carried on the harness
  • Spring-loaded descent handle to prevent risk of involentary action
  • Can be loaded without desconnecting device from harness


  • NFPA 1983 T
  • EN 341 Class A
  • CE EN 12841 type C
  • EAC

Rope Size:

  • 10.5-11.5mm

Device Weight:

  • 380g (0.84lb)


  • Aluminum
  • Plastic

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1 Review

18th Sep 2015

Might need to get familiar with it, good for quick over and right back up

I'm used to the 5 or 6 finger ladder rack. I can unwrap the rope and descend with one hand, of course very gradual or fast. With this descender, you HAVE to use your second hand to help control the descent with the free end of the rope being fed into the device. You can use just one hand to pull the lever but it is very jerky, meaning you're pulling on the lever very gradual waiting to descend and all of a sudden you shoot down 4-8 inches, of course you bring the lever back and come to an abrupt stop. It's like this all the way down unless you use a second hand to guide the free rope- Which I need my second hand to bring my safety down with me. I had to go down about 3 or 4 feet on a few drops just to grab something and was able to get the free end of the rope into a buddy's hand above me on the roof, he is able to pull up and bring me right up, reverse lock on rope, pretty cool, would have to see, hard to explain.

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