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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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      • Climbing (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (3)

      Reviewed by 4 customers

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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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