The highly versatile CLUTCH allows technical rope professionals to do more with less. This wearable, multi-purpose tool is designed for intuitive and efficient operation, ease of use, and optimal control. It is well suited to a multitude of rigging operations. The CLUTCH moves seamlessly between anchor-based systems and personal use, making it well-suited to a multitude of rigging operations.
CMC CLUTCH Features
•Up to 38% higher efficiency than a cam-style descender
•A stainless steel ratcheting and rotating sheave provides efficient and audible progress capture. •Rope loading and unloading is secured with a double-latched side plate that operates independently of the device‘s attachment point.
•Anti-panic brake and force limiting features ensure operational safety and overload protection.
•The machined aluminum chassis clad with stainless steel wear guards ensures light weight and durability.
•An integrated becket allows for the direct connection of mechanical advantage system components.
•Allows main and belay lines to be mirrored, twin-tensioned, or nested in Double CLUTCH technique (handles controlled by single operator).
•Replaces 8 pieces of traditional equipment: pulley, rescue rack, anchor plate, load release strap, prusik cord, and 3 carabiners.
•The 11 mm CLUTCH is the only 10.5-11 mm rope diameter compatible device certified to NFPA 1983 General Use, ANSI Z359.4 and EN 12841/C, 341/2A, and 15151/8.
•The CLUTCH and CMC’s new G11 Lifeline (see page 60-61) can be used together to build NFPA G rated systems using 11 mm rope, saving space and reducing weight.
NFPA 1983 GENERAL USE DESCENT CONTROL, BELAY, & PULLEY ANSI/ASSE Z359.4
EN 12841: 2006/C; EN 341: 2011/2A; EN 15151-1: 2012/8 (11 MM, GRAY CLUTCH ONLY)