Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Oscillante
Manufacturer Petzl
Page By Dow Williams
Page Type Aug 21, 2005 / May 3, 2007
Object ID 1396
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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 Williams - Aug 21, 2005 9:44 am - Voted 4/5

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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.

miztflip - Aug 21, 2005 7:49 pm - Voted 4/5

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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.

Brian C - Aug 6, 2013 8:46 am - Voted 5/5

This pulley is a wonderful piece of gear if you decide to carry one. It's much lighter than many other pulleys and handles like a champ. This is my go-to for crevasse rescue stuff.

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