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Pirana Descender

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Three breaking positions, two friction horns and a plastic guide for good positioning on a carabiner all make the Pirana Descender from Petzl a great Canyoneering descender.


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PetzlPirana Descender
 
4.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (3)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great belay device

By Unclededo

from Washington, UT

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Versitile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor climbing

    Comments about Petzl Pirana Descender:

    The person who commented that the hole for the carabiner was too small, just didnt have the right biner. There are I believe only two that fit it and it is a tight fit, but this allows the pirana to stick out from your body. It has nice breaking points and I feel safer using it, than my figure 8.

    (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    this product sucks

    By jack

    from palestine TX

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

      Cons

      • Too Small

      Best Uses

        Comments about Petzl Pirana Descender:

        the caribiner holes too small

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Design

        By edcorusa

        from Carlsbad, NM

        About Me Avid Climber, Casual/ Recreational, Caver

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Adjustable Friction
        • Easy to use
        • Small but versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Canyoneering
          • Caving
          • Indoor climbing
          • Long Climbs
          • Outdoor climbing
          • Sprint Climbs

          Comments about Petzl Pirana Descender:

          I am not a big fan of figure eights, for that they twist the rope and leave aluminum residue. But out of all the figure eights I have used this is to me one of the best. You do not have to worry about the rope sliding up and lock off and the added friction makes it great when transitioning from different angle slopes to free descents. It is small and easy to pack. Works great on dynamic rope, but is tight on static rope, more for the rock climber then the caver or rescuer.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A Great Decender

          By Andy the avid climber

          from Ecuador

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Simple

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • When speed is your life

            Comments about Petzl Pirana Descender:

            I started using the Pirana recently and love it. They say it's a Canyoneering descender but I would use it any where. I never have to worry about losing it when trying to hook in to a rope in freezing weather like I lost my last figure 8. For repelling it is a lot easier to hook in thanks to never having to remove it from your carbineer. For belaying its different then an ATC but it's almost as easy. Hooking onto the rope is way easier then an ATC. In short it's the best I've used and would say that an extra $20 is really worth it.

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