Mini Traxion Pulley

 

Mini Traxion Pulley
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Mini Traxion Pulley
Manufacturer Petzl
Page By Dow Williams
Page Type Mar 20, 2008 / Mar 20, 2008
Object ID 5134
Hits 5175
Vote

Product Description

You can use the Petzl Mini Traxion Pulley for hauling on a multi-pitch climb, as a standard pulley, or for ascending a fixed rope thanks to it's unique locking design. The cam on the Mini Traxion Pulley allows you to pull rope through smoothly but prevents the rope from sliding in the opposite direction. It can also be locked open when you need a free pulley. Bring this 5.8-ounce self-locking pulley on a long trad route to haul your pack, or use it for crevasse rescue on your next mountaineering trip.

Features

Material: Aluminum
Strength: [Working load] 5kN (1124lbf); [Breaking strength] 20kN (4496lbf)
Weight: 5.8oz (165g)
Recommended Use: Big wall climbing, aid climbing, glacier travel, trad climbing
Warranty: 3 Years

Images

Reviews


Viewing: 1-5 of 5

Dow Williams - Mar 20, 2008 1:53 pm - Voted 5/5

the pig...
what we been using to haul a small bag up on these OW and Chimney routes at Red Rocks, i.e. Epinephrine and Lady Wilson's Cleavage....with a BD Guide and double ropes, I rig both the 2nd and the bag at the same time. The 2nd is still within reach obviously if he/she needs to help the pig through a tight squeeze....does not take much elbow grease to haul a desert sized bag up...in fact, can bring both up at the same time, just like two climbers...this pulley catches and holds...thus why you need it if you are going with my method...real light weight and works like a charm.

ATB - Jan 28, 2009 6:13 am - Voted 3/5

Bite!!
It's certainly a very useful bit of kit. The large pulley is a nice touch and has proven very useful for larger rigging ropes. I would say though (and I'm actually a little bit of a Petzl hater if I'm being honest here) is that the rope grab is so aggressive! Everyone says to me "Alex why are you complaining, it does that job" or "but it's probably only designed for static lanex rope" but at the end of the day there is no need for the grab to be so harsh, i hope someone agrees with me. In an emergency or just for the sake of not having to carry around another rope because i don't want something i trust my life to not to get warn by it's great angry teeth i just wouldn't use it. Don't get me wrong, i have found it extremely useful at times, most for hauling.

stepho - Mar 15, 2009 2:54 pm - Voted 5/5

Great for ropes coruse
I use this on my homemade ropes course. It is an excellent pulley and can also by used as an ascender. Great for lifting heavy objects into the trees.

stepho - Mar 15, 2009 2:54 pm - Voted 5/5

Great for ropes coruse
I use this on my homemade ropes course. It is an excellent pulley and can also by used as an ascender. Great for lifting heavy objects into the trees.

Brian C - Aug 5, 2013 11:58 pm - Hasn't voted

Specialty tool
It's perfect for hauling on aid routes but that's about it. Too heavy for multi pitch or crevasse rescue in my opinion.

Viewing: 1-5 of 5