Petzl Basic

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The BASIC is a compact ascender that fits well in the hand for rope ascents. The lower attachment hole is large enough to accept carabiners for the lanyard and the footloop.


  • Compact ascender with excellent grip
  • Can be used for rope ascent on a fixed line or as progress capture in a hauling system
  • Toothed cam with self-cleaning slot optimizes performance under any conditions (frozen or muddy ropes...)
  • Stainless steel cam has better resistance to corrosion
  • Lower attachment hole large enough for two carabiners (lanyard and foot loop)
  • Upper connection hole for guiding the rope


  • Material(s): aluminum frame, stainless steel cam, nylon safety catch
  • Weight: 85 g
  • Rope compatibility: 8 to 11 mm
  • Certification(s): CE EN 567, UIAA

Quick Specs

Weight 85g
Certification CE EN 567, UIAA
UPC / Barcode 3342540094314
Brand Petzl

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This little guy packs a punch!

3 July 2016
I bought the basic instead of the usual ascension to put in my harness as I was looking to downsize my whole kit. My main concern was the missing handle but the new design of the basic makes it very comfortable to grip and I haven't missed the handle one bit. I've done a lot of climbing with it and don't regret getting it at all.