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Petzl Rollclip

Rollclip Rollclip A Rollclip Z
Rollclip Rollclip A Rollclip Z

Overview


Rollclip
(#2698)

Front Rear
Front Rear

Technical Details

I acquired my Petzl Rollclip from Inner Mountain Outfitters at the 2017 NSS Convention.

My Petzl Rollclip is 65 mm. long, 130 mm. wide, 27 mm. high, and weighs 104 g. It contains a pulley sheave mounted in a specially-shaped non-locking key gate carabiner. The sheave is 16 mm. wide and 25.3 mm. in diameter. The 13.3 mm. wide rope groove reduces the running diameter to 17.5 mm.

The front has "PETZL ROLLCLIP" in forged raised letters and is printed with "EAC," a scanner code, "16E0022743 031," and a book-with-an-"i" icon. The rear has "CE0082" and "KN ↔20↕10↺7" (where "↺" represents an open carabiner icon) in forged raised letters. The spine is printed with "Rope 7≤Ø≤13mm, down-pointing curved arrows on each side of the sheave labeled "2," "WLL," and "2 kN."

Comments

I bought this Rollclip unboxed and so I'm not certain whether to call it a "Rollclip" or a "Rollclip A." Both names appear in online vendor sites. At the time I write this, this version does not appear on Petzl‚Äôs USA web site. I chose to use the former name to distinguish this one from the following version.

I don't normally carry pulleys caving, but when I do, I prefer pulleys with larger-diameter sheaves because they don't force such a sharp bend in the rope. This is less important for flexible climbing ropes than it is for stiff caving ropes like PMI Pit Rope.


Rollclip A
(#2699)

Front Rear
Front Rear

Technical Details

I acquired my Petzl Rollclip A from Inner Mountain Outfitters at the 2017 NSS Convention.

My Petzl Rollclip is 67 mm. long, 130 mm. wide, 27 mm. high, and weighs 115 g. It contains a pulley sheave mounted in a specially-shaped "Triact-Lock" locking key gate carabiner. The sheave is 16 mm. wide and 25.3 mm. in diameter. The 13.3 mm. wide rope groove reduces the running diameter to 17.5 mm.

The front has "PETZL ROLLCLIP" in forged raised letters and is printed with "EAC," a scanner code, "16K0051205 278," "TL," and a book-with-an-"i" icon. The rear has "CE0082" and "KN ↔20↕10↺7" (where "↺" represents an open carabiner icon) in forged raised letters. The spine is printed with "Rope 7≤Ø≤13mm, "EN 362: 2004," "Ⓑ," down-pointing curved arrows on each side of the sheave labeled "2," "WLL," and "2 kN."

Comments

It is a personal preference, but I absolutely hate complex auto-lock carabiners, as they are more awkward to use than traditional screwgates. The Tri-acts require a "pull-twist-open" motion to open, and they lock whenever the user releases the gate, provided the carabiner is clean and there are no obstructions and a few other caveats as well. Some people argue that autolockers prevent forgetting to lock a carabiner, but do you really want to trust someone who can't be relied on to pay attention to their rigging? Give me a traditional screwgate and let me decide when I want it locked and when I don't. K.I.S.S.


Rollclip Z
(#2770)

Front Rear
Front Rear

Technical Details

Locking pulley carabiner I acquired my Petzl Rollclip Z from Amazon.com in 2019.

My Petzl Rollclip Z is 66 mm. long, 119 mm. wide, 27 mm. high, and weighs 109 g. It contains a pulley sheave mounted in a specially-shaped "Triact-Lock" locking key gate carabiner. The sheave is 16 mm. wide and 25.4 mm. in diameter. The 13.3 mm. wide rope groove reduces the running diameter to 17.6 mm.

The front has "CE0082" and "KN ↔20↕8↺7" (where "↺" represents an open carabiner icon) in forged raised letters. The spine is printed with "Rope 7≤Ø≤13mm, "EN 362: 2004," "Ⓑ," down-pointing curved arrows on each side of the sheave labeled "2," "WLL," and "4 kN." The front has "PETZL ROLLCLIP" in forged raised letters and is printed with a scanner code, "PETZL F-38920 Crolles Cidex 105A," a book-with-an-"i" icon, "Z TL," and "19H0205388213."

Comments

Compared to the Rollclip A, the Rollxlip Z flips the carabiner portion so that wide portion and the opening are at the top of the gate rather than the bottom. Which one is better depends on what you want to accomplish. In general, I find that the Rollclip A is easier to use if the rope is to be clipped after the Rollclip is attached to an anchor, and the Rollclip Z is easier to use otherwise.