Rode hard and put away wet -- survives miles of ropeworkby Rachel Saker on 01/10/2022
After two years of heavy use on muddy ropes (totaling easily a dozen miles-- maybe more-- of ropework per year), I managed to wear a pinhole through the stainless steel wear plate of the shell. I attribute the heavier wear on the shell, versus the cam, to the fact that I pantin left-footed.
As expected when using 11mm rope, the upper most teeth of the cam have worn down decently. However, the cam still caught readily.
For an aboveground setting, I cannot imagine this wear'n'tear happening in less than a decade of recreational use.
The mud slot along the body of the cam helps keep the device from becoming glazed.
The teeth are very aggressive.
The cam lever is very secure in a variety of body positions, but also ergonomic to open while executing a changeover mid-air to descent.
The cam does not become blocked by Omni biner (central D-link) when you're operating it in a scrunched body position (such as crossing a rebelay in an awkward tight canyon)
I'd give this 6 stars if Petzl would use a more abrasion resistant metal on the cam.