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U.S. Rigging Sells Ascender & Descender Belay Devices 

Here at U.S. Rigging, we offer a variety of climbing ascenders, descenders for added fall  protection for belayers. Rope ascenders can serve a similar function to friction knots and can be applied to a system more quickly and added security. These devices are popular in rescue applications as they can be used as a braking component as well.

What Are Some Popular Rappelling Devices?

We have many options of rope ascenders and descenders. When you buy one of these devices from U.S. Rigging, you can expect to get a high quality product that will make rappelling easier, more enjoyable, and more secure.

Here is a short list of some of our most popular ascender and descender devices:

Trender Aluminum Double Climbing Ascender The Trender is an ascender from Italy’s Kong Company engineered with arborists in mind. This device includes a safety system which helps climbers avoid accidentally exiting a rope.

Features Of The Trender Double Ascender:
  • Includes a Toothed Cam
  • Created Specifically for Arborists
  • Designed to Avoid Getting Branches Caught in System
  • Fitted with a Safety System to Avoid Accidentally Exiting Rope

Hydrobot Descender: Kong’s Hydrobot Climbing Descender is designed for canyoning applications. This device can be used with Single Rope Techniques or Double Rope Techniques and is engineered to reduce line twisting. The Hydrobot also decreases risk as it can be used as an auto-locking device in emergencies. 

Features Of The Hydrobot Descender:

  • Used For SRT or DRT
  • Can Be Used Left Handed
  • Reduces Twisting On Lines
  • Designed For Modern Canyoning
  • Can Be Used As An Auto-Lock In Emergencies
  • The World’s Only Mountaineering Device FittedWith A Magnet To Retain The Mobile Bar

Indy Evo Climbing Descender- This manually operated descender device is manufactured by Kong as a multipurpose device for a wide variety of rescue and general work applications. The Indy Evo has a double auto locking system, which locks when its lever is pressed on or released. It can be used hands free with static ropes.

Features Of The Indy Evo Descender:
  • Manually Operated
  • Features A Double Locking System
  • Allows To People To Be Lowered At Once
  • Can Be Used Hands Free With Static Rope
  • Locks When Lever Is Pressed Or Released
  • Multipurpose Device For Rescue & General Rescue Applications
Learn What Belaying Is?

Belaying is a term used for a variety of techniques that use friction as a fall protection strategy in a climbing system. Rope ascenders and descenders are used in these types of systems to replace friction knots. Using one of these devices saves time and adds safety in comparison to the use of a knot.

What Types Of Work Are Ascenders And Descenders Used For?

Ascenders and Descenders are especially popular for canyoneering, mountaineering, and rescue applications. However there are devices, such as The Trender Double Ascender that are popular for arborists. Other devices, such as the Indy Evo Descender are used for general purposes across industries:

Some Areas Where Ascenders & Descenders Are Often Used:
  • Roofing
  • Sailboating
  • Fire Brigades
  • Tree Climbing
  • Civil Protection
  • Mountain Rescue
  • Cableway Evacuation
  • Climbing Metal Structures

What Is The Difference Between An Ascender And A Descender?

Ascenders and Descenders are both used as belaying devices during rappelling. Ascender devices are designed for leading up on a slope, while descenders are used to lower a climber or equipment on a rope. Ascenders generally have a cam that allows the climber to slide freely on a rope. Both ascenders and descenders add safety features for a climber by fixing a position on a rope and avoiding unintentional slipping.

Who Is U.S. Rigging?

U.S. Rigging is a manufacturer and master distributor of climbing ropes, fall protection equipment, and industrial rigging equipment located in Santa Ana, California. This Orange County based company is proud to provide American Made products with both safety and service in mind. U.S. Rigging has a legacy lasting over 40 years and is known for operational excellence.

U.S. Rigging offers a variety of ascender and descender devices for belaying while rappelling. This gear is popular in rescue applications, mountaineering, and canyoneering. We also offer devices specifically for arborists and devices for multipurpose applications across industries. Take a look at our belaying devices and you are bound to find exactly what you need.

U.S. Rigging is committed to excellence in service and providing our customers with the best rigging products on the market.