• Petzl Shunt

Petzl Shunt



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A unique and versatile jamming device designed specifically for backing up abseils. 

Designed to use in place of traditional jamming knots to prevent loss of control during abseil.

What makes it especially appealing for multi pitch and aid climbers is the fact it can also be used for ascending, hauling and self belay.
Petzl Shunt - Rope grab device.

This device is 'non-aggressive' as the grab element is a smooth clamp (no teeth) which will operate when the device is loaded i.e. in a fall.

The device will not normally slide up or down a rope unaided so requires the operator to re-position it as they move when ascending.

Furthermore the Shunts unique design can be used on single or double ropes and uses a toothless cam which is kinder to your ropes sheath. In addition the toothless design allows temporary slippage of the device before biting, reducing the chance of injury from impact forces.

Used below the rappel device, the SHUNT works as a rappel back-up and replaces self- jamming knots like the Prusik.

Works on single and double ropes. Easy to install on the rope. Smooth clamping surfaces won’t damage rope.

May be used to ascend single or doubled rope.


• Weight: 188 g

• Material(s) : aluminum frame

• For use on single ropes 10-11 mm or double ropes 8-11 mm

• Certification: CE EN 567

• Made in: France