Ascenders are mechanical devices that are used for working at height, technical rescue and mountaineering, as well as climbing and caving. They allow the climber / rigger to ascend the rope with minimal effort. Our ascenders range from the super light-weight Tibloc to the ergonomically designed handled ascenders.
Descenders are used to control the rope while abseiling. They work by acting as a friction brake, so if the climber falls, they are brought to a stop. We stock a range of descenders, from light-weight climbing and mountaineering devices to assisted braking devices, perfect for lowering yourself at a controlled rate while working at height.