Equipment: Do You Use a Croll Ascender?

Do you use a Croll ascender?

If so, we strongly advice you to take a look at this recent information release from Petzl for your own safety and reassurance, as some recent returns from cavers who reported significant wear on their ascenders have highlighted safety concerns for worn devices.

Worn out acscender. Picture: Petzl

The report gives Petzl’s recommendations for determining when an ascender is worn out and should be retired.