Jug icy, muddy ropes with the Black Diamond nForce ascender that offers 33% more gripping power than traditional ascenders and is capable of driving a climber's bodyweight onto the rope with four-bar leverage for maximum hold.
Manipulate the cam with the trigger finger, thumb, or edge of frame while the large grip accommodates gloves.
Ok. I really tested this ascender with the Petzl and NForce won mainly because it can accommodate a big mitten in winter conditions. I bought both but returned the Petzl. The NForce slid up the rope wonderfully and when the release was activated it provided good descending capabilities. The NForce held my full weight when ascending without any hint of slippage. My only complaint was the descending "knob" which could be operated nominally with the mittened hand but is probably better operated with a glove. I may have to put a lighter glove on my right hand when descendinig the fixed lines on Denali this spring.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend