Assisted-braking descender for caving
STOP is an assisted-braking descender designed for caving. It is used with 8.5 to 11 mm diameter low stretch kernmantel ropes. It improves descent control and facilitates rope maneuvers. The ergonomic handle makes for particularly comfortable grip and usability. Friction zones are stainless steel, to ensure great durability.
- Descent control:
- assisted braking improves control during the descent
- rope maneuvers are facilitated when passing intermediate anchors
- compatible with 8.5 to 11 mm diameter low stretch kernmantel ropes
- the ergonomic handle allows you to easily unblock the rope and lower someone
- handle faces user for better control of rope glide
- design of the handled camming mechanism offers a comfortable descent
- installation diagram engraved on the descender
- safety gate on the openable side plate allows the rope to be installed easily while the device remains connected to the harness
- elongated connection hole allows the FREINO Z carabiner to be rotated in order to make the descender loss-proof when transferred from gear loop to semi-circular carabiner
- Great durability thanks to the stainless steel pulley and cam
- Material(s): aluminum side plate, stainless steel pulley and cam
- Weight: 350 g
- Rope compatibility: 8.5 to 11 mm low stretch kernmantel rope
- Certification(s): CE EN 15151-1
Safety & Ease
Posted by Rodney E Mulder on 1st Sep 2014
I've used a rack and figure 8 for years, and so does just about everyone else that I know. Those devices are the weakest links in my rope work because if I were to let go of the rope for some reason, I'd fall. This thinking moved me to try the Stop. My pal has a Petzl Stop that he does not use because he had been told by others that a rack is better. I borrowed his Stop and learned it quickly. I found that if I rigged it wrong - no harm; I simply wouldn't go anywhere. If you rig the rack wrong, you fall. I really liked that I could go hands free with the device and it would keep me in place. It's also very easy to use; to tie off, to change over, to lower other people. Racks do give a smoother descent, compared to the Stop. The Stop is no substitute for a full rack which when it comes to very deep drops, or when rappelling on swollen or filthy ropes. But as an all-around descent device, this is the one to have. It's not cheap, but the benefits are worth it to me. Even my friend that loaned me the Stop has seen the benefits and gone back to using it.
Self Braking Rope Rescue Equipment
Posted by Thomas on 6th May 2013
This site has only the best rope rescue equipment. This Stop Descender can stop you quickly and safely. It easily attaches and detaches to your rope, this is a fantastic product.