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Miscellaneous Descenders

Naturally, there are a few devices that don't fit into the previous categories. There are brake-bar type devices, squeeze brakes, complex plates and other oddities here. Sometimes I think that any irregular piece of metal with a hole in it can be used for rappelling. In any case, enjoy…

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Image ID Device Description Acquired Weight Height Width Thickness Std. volume
Air Force Lowering Device 453
581
1239
1394
2541
Air Force Lowering Device Stamped plated steel frame, captured sliding brake bar, snap hook. For 19 mm. tubular webbing.
  • Para-Gear, 1984
  • Check Six Aviation, 2000
  • Michael Bing, 2009
  • Paul Cherubino, 2013
  • Omaha Army Navy, 2019
106 101 32 21 68
Aldo Moschino 1016
2046
AldoMoschino Chrome-plated steel frame /w 3 rotatingbars, pivoting arm /w 1 rotating bar, swivel eye
  • Andrea Rambaldi, 2006
  • Ken Laidlaw, 2019
535 186 49 46 421
Atlas Descent-Master, Version A 913 Atlas Descent-Master, Version A
Danger!
Cast unfinished Al, wrap device withhinged control arm, snap hook attachment Ann Dunn, 2002 841 206 51 101 1061
Atlas Descent-Master, Version B 1227 Atlas Descent-Master, Version B
Danger!
Cast unfinished Al, wrap device with hinged control arm, snap hook attachment, wire safety Gary Lubra, 2009 807 206 50 92 953
Atlas Descent-Master, Version C 960 Atlas Descent-Master, Version C
Cast unfinished Al, wrap device with hinged control arm, snap hook attachment, wire safety John Klewicki, 2004 955 211 51 91 985
Clou Bi 1005
2512
Clou Bi Large, irregular anodized carabiner
  • Brian Trevalyan, 2005
  • Jack R Reynolds. 2019
193 191 93 18 316
CMC Rescue Escape Artist, Version A 1025 CMC Rescue Escape Artist, Version A Pivoting cam on lever between two pinned side plates Rescue Response Gear Inc., 2006 145 101 70 41 286
CMC Rescue Escape Artist, Version B 1155 CMC Rescue Escape Artist, Version B Pivoting cam on lever between two pinned side plates Rescue Response Gear Inc., 2008 183 117 72 37 313
CMC Rescue Escape Artist, Version C (Double Brake) 1165 CMC Rescue Escape Artist, Version C (Double Brake) Pivoting cam on lever between two pinned side plates Rescue Response Gear Inc., 2008 189 113 71 38 302
CMI Guillotine 1442 CMI Guillotine Lemon Milled 2-piece riveted shell /w 4 holes, inner slide /w 4 holes & eye CMI, 2015 126 169 50 12 100
Coat Hanger 456 Coat Hanger
Bent anodized 1/4-in Al rod, designed for hanging clothes. Bedroom closet 98 432 232 12 1203
Fire Innovations Core 1492 Fire Innovations Core Milled Al, 2 round & one slotted rope holes, slot /w web strap, for 7.5 mm kevlar rope Fire Innovations, 2016 202 162 38 26 161
Guido Magnone 461 Guido Magnone Welded sheet SS device for carabiner mounting 1982 56 41 45 48 89
Homemade 580 Homemade Home-made Al Bill Varnedoe, 2000 292 127 72 59 537
Howell Experimental 1299 Howell Experimental 6Al4V Ti frame /w 2 cantilevered Ti bars Sam Howell, 2011 384 267 113 19 574
J-Bar 462 J-Bar Stainless steel frame & spring, fixed steel bar, 3 aluminum bars, noncommercial Gary Storrick, 1978 620 300 79 75 1778
Krok Bug 1092 Krok Bug Al plate with 2steel bollards and steel strap on each side, 4 horns PetrenkoWorld, 2007 203 120 85 43 442
Krok Drop Pilot-Spusk 3015 Krok Drop Pilot-Spusk
3605_45.64/1
(Капля Лоцман Спуск)
Steel plates, rocker-arm /w handle & rubber grip, steel anvil Krok, 2021 394 108 77 41 336
Krok Fish 1093 Krok Fish Three small bollards with cross piece and two large bollards on steel back plate. PetrenkoWorld, 2007 819 95 209 30 594
Krok Spider 1356 Krok Spider Welded rods& plate, 4 slots, 4 horns, dual bollard on rib. Gear4Rocks, 2012 629 171 123 56 1183
Mar-Mex Escapeline 464 Mar-Mex Escapeline Squeeze brake with horn, extruded sides, soft anodized, plastic knob John E. Weinel, Inc., 1985 383 75 104 93 725
Mittelmann Sicherheitstechnik Secur-Quick MRG/9 3080 Mittelmann Sicherheitstechnik RG11 Easy+ Inertia reel descender Hector Avellaneda, 2021 3399 250 163 194 7925
Mittelmann Sicherheitstechnik Secur-Quick MRG/9 3021 Mittelmann Sicherheitstechnik Secur-Quick MRG/9 Inertia reel descender Harry I Sebree, 2021 1167 167 93 78 1205
MSA Dynescape 506416 2439 MSA Dynescape 506416
Kit, cast Al body,ratchet wheel, plastic handle, with rope, 2 Al locking carabiners, and carry bag. S&E Industrial Supply Co. Inc., 2017 ~1350
Difficult to weigh
326 117 63 2383
New Alp Ring, Version A 1138 New Alp Ring, Version A Soft anodized aluminum ring Olivier Peron Caillet, 2008 27 55 55 10 30
New Alp Ring, Version B 2427 New Alp Ring, Version B Clear anodized aluminum ring Bob Thrun Collection, 2017 20 44 44 11 21
Petzl Exo 2529
2538
Petzl Exo Modified Grigri /w side loop and captured carabiner
  • Phillip Trzcinski, 2019
  • Phillip Trzcinski, 2019
255
(333 g. incl. carabiner)
118 68 54 435
Petzl Exo Escape System 2440 Petzl Exo Escape System Kit, 15 m. 8.2 mm line, Exo, Carabiner, hook Rock N Rescue, 2017 255
(Exo only)
117 68 55 441
Petzl Exo Tactical 1260 Petzl Exo Tactical Kit, 7.6-mm cord, Exo Tactical, locking D carabiner, Eashook On Rope 1, 2010 255
(Exo only)
117 68 55 433
Primal The Descender 2536 Primal The Descender Plastic housing, concealed mechanism, 48 mm. webbing, for tree stand use up to 8 m. Kenneth Bernard (bubba78catfish), 2019 444 152 108 442 7252
Rescue Industries Life Line 2502 Rescue Industries Life Line Plastic squeeze brake, metal lining, aluminum pressure block, T-handle Susan Dorsett (verlidorset_0), 2018 180 75 75 45 252
RK Sicherheitstechnik Descender 2537 RK Sicherheitstechnik Descender Capstain assembly in sealed case, kit for wind turbine use Christopher Winslow, 2019 1700 182 123 149 3340
Rose Dynescape 506630 1173 Rose Dynescape 506630 Inertia reel descender Barry Line, 2008 15700 515 240 180 22248
Russian Industrial Descender, Version A 470 Russian Industrial Descender, Version A Bent steel plate with hole, 4 slots, 4 horns, dual bollard on rib. John E. Weinel, Inc., 1990 517 150 116 51 887
Russian Industrial Descender, Version B 974 Russian Industrial Descender, Version B Bent steel plate with hole, 4 slots, 4 horns, dual bollard on rib, painted. Ural Sport, 2004 664 153 118 53 956
Russian Tri-bollard, Version A 472
2413
Russian Tri-bollard, Version A Two small bollards with cross piece and one large bollard on triangular Al back plate.
  • John E. Weinel, Inc., 1991
  • Bob Thrun Collection, 2017
73 101 80 22 178
Russian Tri-bollard, Version B 1384 Russian Tri-bollard, Version B Two small bollards with cross piece and one large bollard on triangular Al back plate woth horn. Philipp Molzer, 2013 60 72 21 63 95
Simond Multicoin #3, Version A 1428 Simond Multicoin #3, Version A Hexentric chock doubling as a descender Denis Pivot, 2013 62 46 44 42 86
Simond Multicoin #3, Version B 1458 Simond Multicoin #3, Version B Hexentric chock doubling as a descender, polished Slade Matthews, 2015 70 47 42 45 88
Sterling F4 1228 Sterling F4 Milled Al block /w 4 holes, black handle /w hole and eye. Sterling Rope Company & Rescue Response Gear, 2009 172 144 45 22 142
Sterling FCX 3047 Sterling FCX Milled Al block /w 4 holes, black handle /w hole and eye. Rock N Rescue /Amazon, 2021 218 142 71 25 255
Sterling Halo Escape System 2450 Sterling Halo Escape System Kit, 50 ft 7.5 mm line, descender /w cam, hook Joel Ankeny, 2017 211 153 32 27 129
Storrick Attorack 1231 Storrick Attorack 7.9 mm. SS U-rack /w 16 mm. brake bar Gary Storrick, 2009 126 73 46 16 53
Storrick - Hunt 3075 Storrick - Hunt 3 Al bars on 3 bolts, control handle, compression springs Gary Storrick, 2021 1663 207 142 71 2080
Storrick - Kosorukov Triangle (Ю. Косоруков Треугольник) 3081 Storrick - Kosorukov Triangle (Ю. Косоруков Треугольник) Al frame, three Al bollards. Gary Storrick, 2021 201 150 91 40 536
Storrick    - MacGregor Squeeze Brake 3056 Storrick - MacGregor Squeeze Brake
2 Al-side plates /w control crank & spring, nutcracker handles, cable  connections Gary Storrick, 2021 1454 305 155 59 2780
Storrick - NTSS Double Spool 3066 Storrick - NTSS Double Spool 3 Al plates, 4 Al bollards, QR Pin Gary Storrick, 2021 594 162 82 34 460
Xinda    9-Ring 2570 Xinda 9-Ring Ring with inner eye, brake handle Chinatera Limited, 2020 194 78 235 16 284
Xinda    9-Ring 3036
3045
Xinda Figure 9 Ring with inner eye, folding brake handle Wisstone Technology Co., 2021 (two) 182 229 78 28 496

Misc. Descender Weight Chart