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Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Oscillante

Manufacturer: Petzl

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 - 2 Votes


Page By: Dow Williams

Created/Edited: Aug 21, 2005 / Aug 21, 2005

Object ID: 10074

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A lightweight pulley intended for self rescue and light hauling, the Oscillante features pivoting side plates for ease of slipping onto the rope. Nylon sheave runs smoothly for general purpose use; pulley has a working load of 2 kilonewtons and a breaking strength of 16kN. Fits climbing ropes up to 13 millimeters in diameter.

Weight 55 grams

Fits rope sizes 13 millimeters

Strength 16 kilonewtons

Sheave material Nylon

Slide plate material Aluminum


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Dow WilliamsUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

Best lightweight (dependable) pulley I have found for setting up the Z system or otherwise....there is one lighter option, but hate to depend on it myself. Everyone should have two of these on alpine ascents with partners. If solo, just extra weight.
Posted Aug 21, 2005 9:44 am

miztflipUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

I personally think these are the best pulleys for what they are intended for. As Dow pointed out, they are excellent for alpine and glacier climbs.

Superlightweight, easy to use and simple. They are always a part of my glacier travel gear and are super easy to use in pulley assisted rescue situations.

Not at all suitable for big wall hauling or other heavy hauling.
Posted Aug 21, 2005 7:49 pm

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