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Petzl Tibloc
The Tibloc
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The Petzl Tibloc is an effective ascender, great to have when mountaineering or climbing. It is extremely small and light, especially when compared to its versatility and usefulness in rope manoeuvres.

The Tibloc works as a mono-directional locking device on a single rope. Combined with a carabiner, its internal teethed V-structure jams the rope when weighted.

The correct rope position and its handling are extremely simple and intuitive, but in any case a drawing on the Tibloc itself indicates the correct positioning.

The Tibloc's versatility in rope manoeuvres makes it an extremely interesting device. Three of its most interesting uses are explained in this article.

For

- The Tibloc is small and ultra-light (39 gr).
- Very simple, efficient design, quick to use

Against

- Like other mechanical ascenders it tends to ruin the rope's outer sheath after repeated sliding and jamming

In our opinion the Tibloc is a device well-worth having in many different situations, especially considering its minimal size and weight (less than a carabiner) compared to other gear.

Technical details

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Weight: 39 gr
- It accepts 8-11 mm ropes
- As always the device comes with a detailed instruction booklet.

www.petzl.com

Petzl Tibloc
Petzl's Tibloc in detail

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