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Petzl HUIT Descender


A Simple Staple

Compact, lightweight, and reliable, the Petzl HUIT Descender is a simple and reliable way to get yourself down off the wall. The square shape is optimized for use with a girth hitch and minimizes rope twist. Depending on how you’re using it, it can be configured multiple ways, giving it serious utility and making it easy to justify adding it to your gear bag.


  • Durable figure 8 descender for use with a single or doubled rope
  • Square shape reduces twisting of ropes and aids formation of a girth hitch
  • Small hole can be used with thin ropes or as a belay plate
  • Forged aluminum construction is durable and lightweight


  • Best Use: Rope Descents
  • Weight: 100 g
  • Materials: Aluminum
  • Rope Compatibility: 8 mm - 13 mm