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Rappel Plates

Rappel Plates are flat, essentially two-dimensional descenders made from plates with parralel, planar front and back surfaces. They are often milled from metal plate. I allow bending the plate after forming, within reason. Rappel Plates have no moving parts.

I exclude Figure Eights, Figure Eights with Ears, and Hooks because I cover those separatly. I include some forged ascenders if they could have been made by milling a flat plate. I also bent the rules by including the Кооператив Титан, despite the small pins pressed into its main plate.

Many plates can be used as belay devices; conversely, many belay devices consisting of plates (e.g., Sticht Plates and Belay Plates). Attempts to create precise definitions that separate the overlap would not be productive, and so I just use my judgement and some personal preferencewhen trying to classify transitional pieces.

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Image ID Device Description Acquired Weight Height Width Thickness Std. volume
ATK 2580 ATK Milled, soft anodized, subpentagonal and subrectangular holes, round eye /w o-ring, 1 top and 2 bottom ears CanyonZone.com - Gertjan van Pelt, 2020 126 152 82 10 124
ATKD 3063 ATKD Milled, soft anodized, subpentagonal and subrectangular holes, round eye /w o-ring, 1 top and 2 bottom ears CanyonZone.com - Gertjan van Pelt, 2021 125 152 82 10 124
B. G. Gear SQWUREL, Version A 1476 B. G. Gear SQWUREL, Version A Milled plate eight /w snake bars, round eye /w o-ring Luke Galyan, 2016 162 166 95 10 151
B. G. Gear SQWUREL, Version B 1477 B. G. Gear SQWUREL, Version B Milled plate eight /w snake bars, round eye /w o-ring B. G. Gear, 2016 158 166 90 10 145
B. G. Gear SQWUREL, Version C 2555 B. G. Gear SQWUREL, Version C Milled plate eight /w snake bars, round eye /w o-ring Elevated Climbing, 2020 108 156 75 9 110
Canyons & Crags Totem 1184 Canyons & Crags Totem Milled Al, soft anodized, 2 eyes, 8-type rope hole, 2 sticht-type slots Canyons & Crags, 2008 134 191 63 10 122
Canyons & Crags Totem CRT 2441 Canyons & Crags Totem CRT Milled Al, soft anodized, oval eye, three round eye holes, 8-type rope hole, 2 T-horns, 2 sticht-type slots Canyons & Crags, 2017 278 216 111 12 278
Carabiner Plate 1485 Carabiner Plate Milled Al, 2 slots, round eye Gary Storrick, 2016 102 211 38 6 50
CMI QXD Personal Escape Device 1200 CMI QXD Personal Escape Device
Lemon
Plate, 22.3 mm. eye ad four 12 mm. rope holes CMI, 2009 103 150 48 10 69
CMI QXD Personal Escape Device 3028 Eroica Snail Milled Al, soft anodized, 3 irregular holes, round eye /w o-ring, T-side and basal horns, CanyonZone.com - Gertjan van Pelt, 2021 148 145 96 10 143
Figure 0 1083 Figure 0 Home made, milled aluminum plate Gary Storrick, 2007 323 173 82 13 184
Figure 1 1075 Figure 1 Home made, milled aluminum plate Gary Storrick, 2007 167 173 62 13 138
Figure 2 1076 Figure 2 Home made, milled aluminum plate Gary Storrick, 2007 325 175 91 13 205
Figure 3 1077 Figure 3 Home made, milled aluminum plate Gary Storrick, 2007 320 175 90 13 204
Figure 4 1078 Figure 4 Home made, milled aluminum plate Gary Storrick, 2007 239 175 121 13 274
Figure 5 1079 Figure 5 Home made, milled aluminum plate Gary Storrick, 2007 342 173 90 13 200
Figure 6 1080 Figure 6 Home made, milled aluminum plate Gary Storrick, 2007 339 173 88 13 197
Figure 7 1081 Figure 7 Home made, milled aluminum plate Gary Storrick, 2007 330 173 102 13 229
Figure 9 1082 Figure 9 Home made, milled aluminum plate Gary Storrick, 2007 294 181 90 13 211
Giro 2581 Giro Al plate, 2 slots, 2 ears CanyonZone.com - Gertjan van Pelt, 2020 109 102 97 10 100
Hopf, Version A 979 Hopf, Version A Homemade Al, three-hole figure eight Gary Storrick, 2005 197 183 112 13 266
Hopf, Version B 1136 Hopf, Version B Al plate, three-hole figure eight Newcastle Ramblers Bushwalking Club, 2007 231 171 180 12 375
Hopf, Version C 1243
1462
Hopf, Version C Al plate, three-hole figure eight, European
  • Kathleen Merritt, 2010
  • David G Keenan II, 2015
183 161 127 12 254
Кооператив Титан 468 Кооператив Титан Ti plate with 5 holes, 3 slots, 6 horns and 2 posts. John E. Weinel, Inc., 1989 278 117 161 8 151
Krok Petal, Version A 1259 Krok Petal, Version A Milled Al plate, 1 slots, 1 hole, 1 horn, 2 grooves Gear4Rocks, 2010 62 117 51 10 61
Krok Petal, Version B 1359 Krok Petal, Version B Milled Al plate, painted, 1 slots, 1 hole, 1 horn, 2 grooves Krok (Alex Dniprovsky & Alex Kostromitinov), 2012 67 116 51 10 59
Phoenix CRT 3039 Phoenix CRT Milled Al, soft anodized, oval eye, three round eye holes, 8-type rope hole, 2 T-horns, 2 sticht-type slots Ivan Hernandez, 2021 277 215 108 12 271
Phoenix LRT 3029 Phoenix LRT Milled Al, soft anodized, oval eye, three round eye holes, 8-type rope hole, 2 T-horns, 2 sticht-type slots CanyonZone.com - Gertjan van Pelt, 2021 183 190 97 10 189
PMI PED 545 PMI PED Drilled anodized Al plate. On Rope 1, 1999 44 75 41 13 40
Rescue Technology PED 1213 Rescue Technology Escape Drilled anodized Al plate. Rescue Technology, 2009 98 101 68 10 66
Rock Exotica Totem 1436 Rock Exotica Totem Milled Al, soft anodized, 2 eyes, 8-type rope hole, 2 sticht-type slots Edward Bennett, 2015 134 191 63 10 122
Russian Petal 471
1253
Russian Petal Irregular cast Al plate, bent, 2 slots, 1 hole, 1 horn, 3 grooves
  • John E. Weinel, Inc., 1990
  • Harald Müller, 2010
96 152 70 21 223
Sauvtech ISIS  1139 Sauvtech ISIS Al plate, upper arched hole, 2 horns, lower double slot /w one V-groove, round eye Expé Spelemat, 2008  201 192 77 12 177
SFD 8, Version A 1133 SFD 8, Version A Three-hole eight, linear arrangement Rich Carlson, 2007 122 177 74 10 128
SFD 8, Version B 3032 SFD 8, Version B Three-hole eight, linear arrangement CanyonZone.com - Gertjan van Pelt, 2021 139 177 74 10 135
Sterling ATS 1286 Sterling ATS, Version A Soft-anodized bent Al plate, four horns, sobpentagonal rope hole, 2 curved slots, round eye Sterling Rope Company, 2010 102 129 73 20 188
Sterling ATS 2568 Sterling ATS, Version B Bent SS plate, four horns, sobpentagonal rope hole, 2 curved slots, round eye /w o-ring CampSaver.com, 1904 292 131 74 19 182
TowMeUp LetMeDown Paragliding Rescue Descender 1015 TowMeUp LetMeDown Paragliding Rescue Descender Anodized aluminum plate /w 19 mm. webbing TowMeUp.com, 2006 84 80 48 10 38
Trefoil 946 Trefoil Three-ended slot (120 degrees) in milled Al plate. Gary Storrick, 2004 73 67 71 13 62

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