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Ascender

 

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Ascender

Manufacturer: Jumar

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 - 3 Votes
 

 

Page By: Craig Peer

Created/Edited: Mar 19, 2003 / Mar 19, 2003

Object ID: 701

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Jumars are a long proven rope ascender. Easy to use and durable, Jumar ascenders are a popular piece of equipment for big wall and aid climbing.
  • Right- and left-handed specific (red and blue); use in pairs or singly
  • Safety catch allows you to lock cam open for easier rope insertion
  • Shell made of tough cast aluminum alloy with durable chrome-plated steel cam

Reviews

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Craig PeerUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

Jumars are so well proven, and have been used for so long, that the name has come to represent all ascenders ( much as Xerox is used for all copiers )! I have used them for years on 17 big walls and many lessor aid climbs. They are light and reliable with a minimum of maintainence. Highly recommended.
Posted Mar 19, 2003 4:00 pm

Dave DalyUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

Craig pretty much nailed it. Along with his comments, Jumar's are easier to remove off of the line when needed (ie moving over roofs and corners), as compared to the Petzl Ascender. Proven and reliable.
Posted Dec 18, 2003 11:31 am

Dan the JonesUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

Highly recommended, have used them for ascending walls to climbing ropes strung from trees in Hawai'i - easy to use, and durable.
Posted Jan 26, 2007 6:26 pm

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