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Pirana Descender

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The Pirana Descender by Petzl is a canyoneering descender for single or double rope. The Pirana offers three different braking positions to choose from, according to the weight of the user, the rope diameter in use, and the terrain. It also offers 2 points where the rope can be angled to adjust the descent speed. A plastic attachment ensures perfect support for any type of HMS locking carabiner. The Pirana Descender can also be used to belay the leader.


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Gender: Unisex
Weight: 90 g
Season: F12 S13
Vendor ProductId: PZL
Review ProductId: 1462


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PetzlPirana Descender

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Great descender

By Dan

from Neah Bay, WA

About Me Casual/ Recreational



      Best Uses

        Comments about Petzl Pirana Descender:

        Recently received the Petzl Pirana. It does need a small carbiner to mount up and actually becomes a single unit (carbiner and pirana). My rescue team and I took the unit to a short cliff to try it out. We used several of the recommended setups in the manual and found each of us prefered a different way of setting up according to individual weight and speed preference. As with all gear, this unit is going to take some playing with. Try it out alot before going to the big stuff.

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        Canyoneering California Style

        By Mountain Strider

        from La Canada, CA

        About Me Avid Climber

        Verified Buyer


        • Versatile


          Best Uses

          • Extreme Conditions
          • Rescue
          • Waterfall

          Comments about Petzl Pirana Descender:

          Product is quickly set up and highly useful in canyoneering situations which require a variety of friction settings. There are times when I need a quick change to more friction when getting pounded by a waterfall. High friction is great if you have to rap with a lot of extra weight (e.g. another person you had to cut loose).
          Make sure you use something like a "attache" binner. Few others are right for the tight mounting hole. I was trained with a "chain reactor" to extend the device away from the climbing harness for greater control. It took some convincing to get me off the conventional ATC. But once I got used to it I hademore technique, speed, safety and versatility available to me.

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