Petzl Pirana Descender

  • • Material(s): Hot Forged Aluminum Body
    • Weight: 90 g
    • References: D05
    • Rope Compatibility: For use on a Single Rope, 8 - 13 mm in Diameter Can be used on Double Ropes, But    Certain Braking Positions may not be usable Depending on the Rope's Diameter

  • The PIRANA descender offers multiple braking options and can be installed on the rope without removing it from the harness. Designed for use with canyoning descent techniques.

    • Three different braking positions to select from before beginning a descent
    • Two extra friction spurs allow friction to be varied during descent
    • A carabiner with a cross section of around 12 mm (e.g. Am'D) provides a tight fit in the small hole, creating a "rigid" carabiner / descender unit
    • Stays attached to the harness during rope insertion, to help prevent loss
    • Reduces the risk of leverage on the carabiner gate due to poor positioning
    • The PIRANA helps prevent the formation of a lark’s head hitch around the body and reduces rope twisting, without decreasing braking friction