Ascending ropes and hauling systems
Rope clamps are principally used for two purposes: ascending ropes and hauling systems.
Petzl offers two types of devices:
frame-loaded rope clamps,
cam-loaded rope clamps.
For ascending ropes, frame-loaded rope clamps are the most commonly used. They are easy and quick to use, facilitating the passage of intermediate anchors and the transition from rope climbing with a clamp to descending. The cam-loaded rope clamps are recommended for hauling systems and creating adjustable lanyards. Installing them is slower due to the fact that the rope is captured in the device. However because of this, they can be almost permanently attached to the rope. Both types of rope clamps are for use on single ropes.
- the PANTIN's compact rope clamp will not get in the way.