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The Petzl Pirana descender offers its users three braking options and can be installed on a rope without removing it from the harness. Petzl has designed it for canyoning descent techniques. The Pirana has two supplementary braking spurs, which the user to vary the friction during descent. A carabiner with a cross section of 12 mm (e.g. ATTACHE) provides a tight fit in a small hole, creating a "rigid" carabiner / descender unit.
The descender stays securely attached to the harness during rope insertion, to help prevent loss. It reduces the risk of leverage on the carabiner gate due to poor positioning. The Pirana helps prevent the formation of a lark’s head hitch around the body and reduces rope twisting without decreasing braking friction.
- Rope compatibility : For use with single ropes between 8 and 13 mm in diameter.
- Can be used on double ropes, but certain braking positions may not be usable depending on the rope's diameter.