SMC Decent Belay Device

SMC Decent Control Full View
SMC Decent Control Full View

Exceptional control of starting acceleration, rappelling speed, deceleration for stopping are the most notable characteristics of the Descent Control 8 Descender. Light weight, tough, and stainless steel wear-resistant surfaces are other important features of this unique descender. The SMC Decent Control 8 performs extremely well in repetitive rappelling environments, such as rescue training or at climbing gyms.

Designed for use on rope 1/2'' and smaller, the wider ''shoulders'' help to prevent formation of a girth hitch when the rappeller's weight is off the rope. When being used in descending, the un-weighted end of the rope does not rub against the loop of rope passing around the neck of this descender, due to its unique shape. As with all SMC products, welding is done by aircraft certified welders, followed by dye penetrant inspection to insure full compliance with our stringent Quality Assurance Standards.

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Technical Specifications

Weight 213 g
Type of belay device Figure 8
Teeth No
Guide Mode Brake Assist No guide mode
Belay Brake Assist No
Rope Range 4.0 mm - 12.5 mm