The Russ Anderson/SMC Figure 8 (with ears) is one of the most popular full-sized descenders used by professionals throughout the rescue, fire service, police/tactical and industrial/work related markets. This is the smaller of two sizes of Figure 8 (the other is a non-NFPA model) this model is ideal for working with a single or a double wrap of rope up to 1/2” in diameter. The ”ears” of this design help to eliminate the potential for ropes slipping up into a girth hitch and also make it easier to ”tie off” when on rappel. product. The oval carabiner hole doubles as a belay plate for up to 1/2” rope. Machined from 1/2” thick, solid aluminum, heat-treated bar and then finished with a very tough, hard-anodized finish for extra durability.
- Mountain & Urban Rescue
- Industrial-Work related
- Tactical—Military & Law Enforcement
- Fire Departments
- Mountaineering & Caving