Our quality ascenders are the largest selection on the market used by ropes course and zip line operators, owners, and builders. We sell the ascenders we use and recommend to our clients. You will find the ascender that best fits your needs from the largest selection available.

What is an Ascender? An ascender is a mechanical device used for ascending on a rope. One such device is a Jumar, named after the Swiss factory 'Jümar'. The device's name also leads to the term Jumaring for the process of using an ascending device. Other terms for this process include ascending, prusiking and jugging.

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  1. Petzl Stop Descender Device
    Originally designed for single rope descents in caving, the Stop has become a standard tool for the rope access worker. The Stop is designed to automatically "stop" the descent when the red handle is not depressed. Learn More
  2. Sport Rack - Rappelling Descender
    CMI Sport Racks are formed from 5/16" diameter stainless steel and are fitted with oversize stainless steel bars. We chose stainless steel over aluminum because of its "wearever" qualities. Learn More
  3. Hyper Rack Rappelling Descender Rack
    Our HyperBars, a solid anodized aluminum bar with a single lock-off pin, allow for easier and safer lock offs. The HyperRack includes a single HyperBar. Learn More
  4. Hyper Rack Extreme Rappelling Descender
    The handy alternative for shorter drops or lighter loads. To reduce weight, the rack is drawn from 5/16" stainless steel, and the solid bars are formed from anodized aluminum. Learn More
    As low as $107.96
    CMI EXPEDITION ASCENDER, The Expedition Ascender is a perfect choice for big wall or mountaineering endeavors. Engineered for comfort, the handle opening is extra wide to accommodate gloved hands. Works with 7mm-12mm ropes. Sold individually. Learn More
  6. Kong Futura Hand Ascender
    As low as $108.00
    Kong Futura Hand Ascender, It is extremely small though easy to use, weighs only 125g, and comes with two different sized handles for ergonomic customisation Learn More
  7. Kong Futura Foot Ascender
    Kong Futura Foot Ascender, the Futura system (hand ascender, chest ascender and foot ascender) will be the most compact SRT hardware available on the market - but it will not be the cheapest! The Futura is here. A radical new approach to climbing ropes. Designed by top cavers for tight places in the most remote areas on earth (or under it). Surprisingly simple the new designs are comfortable to use thanks to the ergonomic grips. Learn More
  8. Kong Pro Cave Ascenders
    Designed by top cavers for tight places in the most remote areas on earth (or under it). Surprisingly simple the new designs are comfortable to use thanks to the ergonomic grips. Learn More
  9. CMI Double Expedition Ascender
    CMI Double Expedition Ascender, The cam is the same design as those in our now famous Ultrascenders and carries the same lifetime wear-out guarantee. Extra large handgrip opening easily accomodates gloved or mittened hands Learn More
    KONG FUTURA MINI HAULER Low friction pulley fitted with a caming device to aid in hauling. Great for hauling on big walls, glacier rescue, or self rescue in the vertical world. Learn More
  11. CMI Twin Expedition Arborist Ascender
    CMI Twin Expedition Arborist Ascender, The Twin Expedition is the first single-handled dual ascender designed to meet the needs of industry leading arborist professionals. The EXPTWIN easily accommodates three rope techniques - 2:1 doubled rope technique (DdRT), 1:1 single rope technique (SRT), and 1:1 twin line ascent (DbRT). Learn More
  12. CMI Micro Haul Pulleys
    The perfect size for light and tower rescues. Fits ropes from 8mm to 1/2". Features built in safety cam for use in "jigger" or "short haul" systems. Use with CMI micro single or double pulley 3:1 or 4:1 mechanical advantage systems. Features a centered bronze bushing. Strength: 7000 lbs. The CMI Single Micro Hauler is 154 mm. tall, 53 mm wide, and 40 mm. thick and 19 g. Learn More
  13. Petzl Shunt Ascender
    Petzl Shunt Ascender, It locks onto either a single rope or double ropes of the same diameter and holds well on icy and muddy ropes. Learn More
  14. Petzl Pantin Ascender
    As low as $95.94
    Petzl Pantin Ascender, A big advantage for long rope ascents. With the Pantin Ascender supporting the foot, the body is held in a more upright position thus making the ascent faster and less tiring for the arms. Learn More
  15. Petzl Croll Ascender
    Petzl Croll Ascender, The CROLL chest ascender is unmatched for efficiency on fixed lines. Compact and lightweight, it does not interfere with progression. The stainless steel wear plate improves durability by reinforcing the rope friction zone. Learn More
  16. Petzl Basic Ascender
    Petzl Basic Ascender, The BASIC is a compact ascender that offers excellent grip for rope ascents. The lower attachment hole is large enough to hold the carabiners for the lanyard and the footloop. Learn More
  17. Petzl Rescucender Ascender
    Simple to use and ergonomic, the RESCUCENDER is an openable cam-loaded rope clamp designed for use in haul systems as a tractor or progress capture device. Learn More
  18. Yates Speed Wall Ladder
    Yates Speed Wall Ladders are designed with the same configuration as the Big Wall Ladders but have 1" wide steps to reduce bulk and weight. Learn More
  19. Yates Adjustable Daisy Strap
    Yates Adjustable Daisy Strap, The buckle axle is riveted for added security and strength. Contoured webbing eye at carabiner clip attachment end. This configuration allows the strap more rotation, thus reducing jamming in corners. Learn More
  20. Yates Adjustable Daisy Strap W/ Screamer
    Yates Adjustable Daisy Strap W/ Screamer, Designed to reduce shock loading during aid climbing situations where protection fails result in a direct fall onto the lower daisy. Learn More
  21. Petzl ZigZag Prusik
    Petzl ZigZag Prusik The linked rings provide precision and fluidity when moving around. The pulley is mounted on ball bearings to allow the slack to be taken up easily. Learn More
  22. Petzl Ascension Ascender
    As low as $89.85
    The Ascension Ascender by Petzl is the benchmark for handled ascenders and has been refined to provide greater comfort; efficiency, ease of use. Learn More
  23. CMI Foot Ascender
    As low as $103.00
    Rope climbing is made easier by the CMI Foot Ascender. The addition of this boot-mounted device maintains tension on the rope, allowing for easier advancement of the main ascender, and promotes better use of body mechanics by keeping your body in an upright position. Learn More
  24. Large Ultrascenders
    As low as $192.95
    Our new Ultrascenders are designed to be the most convenient and easy to use ascenders around. We've added a new ergonomically designed safety mechanism which is integrated into the handle channel for maximum ease of use in those long "over the lip" stretches. Learn More
  25. Small Ultrascenders
    As low as $180.00
    Our new Ultrascenders are designed to be the most convenient, easiest to use and most comfortable ascenders around. We've added a new ergonomically designed safety mechanism which is integrated into the handle channel for maximum ease. Learn More
  26. Ropewalker Ascenders: Rope Ascenders
    As low as $103.95
    Our enhancements include adjustable spring tension, a reversible cable and pin, and "mud vents" to help prevent dirt caked on rope from degrading ascender performance. Learn More
  27. Petzl Swivel
    As low as $71.95
    Petzl Swivel, Positioned between the rope and the load, the ball-bearing Swivel S allows the load to turn without twisting the rope. Learn More
  28. Petzl Pro Traxion
    The PRO TRAXION progress capture pulley is designed to allow rope installation while the pulley is connected to the anchor. With its large diameter sheave and great efficiency, it is particularly appropriate for hauling heavy loads. Learn More
  29. Petzl Catch
    Catch for PANTIN foot ascender, helps to keep the rope in the device during rope ascents. It is available for PANTIN in right- and left-foot versions. Learn More
  30. Petzl Footcord
    The adjustable FOOTCORD foot loop is used with an ASCENSION or BASIC rope clamp for rope ascents. Its 100 % Dyneema® construction increases durability. Learn More
  31. Petzl Looping
    Four-step etrier that attaches to an ASCENSION rope clamp for rope ascents or directly onto an anchor for progression in overhangs or roofs. Learn More
  32. Petzl Secur Shoulder Strrap
    SECUR shoulder straps position the CROLL chest rope clamp and attach to AVAO SIT, FALCON, FALCON ASCENT and SEQUOIA SRT harnesses. Learn More
  33. Petzl Ascentree Rope Grab
    Handled rope clamp designed for doubled rope ascents, the ASCENTREE has ergonomic handles allowing a comfortable and powerful grip when pulling. Learn More
  34. Petzl Pro Pulley
    Openable even when attached to the anchor, the PRO pulley is designed for maximum simplicity when setting up hauling or load deviation systems. Learn More
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