RescueTECH Gibbs Model 2 Ascender
The #2 Ascender is intended for climbing ropes and pack hauling by mountain climbers and cavers. It is not intended for litter raising or the support of more than one person for self belay. For rescue and litter raising we recommend the #3, #3S, #4, and #4S Ascenders.
Gibbs Ascenders can be rigged in all the standard methods for mechanical prussiks.
Assembly: Depress button on pin and pull pin out until cam swings free. Place Ascender on rope and align holes in cam and shell. Depress button and insert pin.
Convert to Free Running Mode: Remove the small screw in the black spring cover. The spring will rotate freely. Do not remove the screw in the cam. Do not try to remove the spring.
Reconvert to Spring Loading: Hold cam down and re-insert screw in spring cover.
- 7/16" to 1/2" Ropes
- Spring Loaded or Free Running Forged Cam
- Aluminum Shell
- Breaking Strength 2,550 lbs