Handled Eccentric Cam Ascenders

This section includes mechanical ascenders consisting of a shell or frame and an eccentric cam assembly attached to the shell/frame at a single pivot point. The shell/frame is open on one side to allow admittance of the standing rope. The shell/frame below the cam is enlarged to provide a handle. No sling attachment points are provided on the cam.

These ascenders are generally larger and heavier than the handleless eccentric cam ascenders; conversely, they are easier to manipulate, particularly with gloved hands. (I don't recommend ascending with gloves on except in cold conditions).

[ More about Eccentric Cam Ascenders | More about Ascender Handles ]

ID Device Description Acquired Weight Height Width Thickness Std. volume Channel Diameter Cam Angle Tooth Pattern
194, 195 Anthron AD-10 & AL-15 LH (AL-15) & RH (AD-10), stamped frame, oval & round top holes, 2 round lower holes, barred cam /w side mud grooves, sloping teeth, safety /w pin on cam Inner Mountain Outfitters, 2005 215 200 91 31 562 15 24 (3.2)^2(1.2)^2(B)
133, 134 Anthron VauDe AD-10 & AL-15, Version A LH (AL-15) & RH (AD-10), stamped frame, oval & round top holes, round lower hole, barred cam /w side mud grooves, sloping teeth, safety /w pin on cam Inner Mountain Outfitters, 1999 198 195 93 34 608 15 24 (3.2)^2(1.2)^2(B)
155, 156 Anthron VauDe AD-10 & AL-15, Version B LH (AL-15) & RH (AD-10), stamped frame, oval & round top holes, two round lower holes, barred cam /w side mud grooves, sloping teeth, safety /w pin on cam Inner Mountain Outfitters, 2001 217 200 92 32 590 15 24 (3.2)^2(1.2)^2(B)
151 Camp Pilot LH &RH, stamped frame, rubber grips, oval top & round bottom holes, solid cam /w cutouts, straight teeth, button safety K&R Adventure Gear, 2001 220 199 100 32 631 13.5 31 (2)^8(1)
24 Clog Expedition, Version A LH & RH, stamped frame, rubber grips, round top & bottom holes, web cam /w cutout, straight teeth, safety lever on frame Mountaineering Outfitters, 1980 237 195 109 25 521 14.7 22 (4.5)^4(4.3)^2
25 Clog Expedition, Version B LH & RH, stamped frame, plastic grips, round top & bottom holes, web cam /w cutout, straight teeth, safety lever on frame Avalanche, 1978 230 195 107 25 511 14.3 22 (4.5)^4(4.3)^3
26 Clog Expedition, Version C LH & RH, stamped frame, plastic grips, round top hole, pin cam stop, web cam /w cutout, straight teeth, safety lever on frame Exkursion, 1993 236 194 105 26 530 16.5 22 (4.5)^4(4.3)^4
130 CMI Expedition LH & RH, stamped frame, plastic grips, round top & 2 round bottom holes, pin cam stop, web ribbed cam /w cutouts, straight teeth, safety lever on frame Inner Mountain Outfitters, 1998 262 206 107 32 705 16.5 25 (4.3)^3(4)
27 CMI 5000 LH & RH, extruded frame, round top & 2 round bottom holes, open cam, straight teeth, finger safety on cam top Speleoshoppe, 1979 226 183 76 31 430 14.3 28 (2)(5.4)^4(3.4)^2(3.2)^2
28 CMI 5002 LH & RH, extruded frame, round top & 2 round bottom holes, open cam, straight teeth, finger safety on cam top Speleoshoppe, 1989 220 184 76 28 388 14.3 28 (3)(5.4)^4(3.4)(3.2)^3
29 CMI 5003 LH & RH, extruded frame, round top & 2 round bottom holes, barred cam, straight teeth, finger safety on cam top Bob & Bob, 1987 236 183 77 27 383 17.4 29 (5.4)^2(3.4)^3(3.2)
30 CMI 5004 LH & RH, extruded frame, round top & 2 round bottom holes, barred cam, straight teeth, finger safety on cam top

Bob & Bob, 1989

Speleoshoppe, 1989

245 183 78 29 404 17.5 29 (5.4)^2(3.4)^3(3.2)
114 CMI Large UltrAscender, Version A LH & RH, plastic grip, extruded frame, round top & 2 round bottom holes, web ribbed cam /w cutouts, straight teeth, safety on frame Inner Mountain Outfitters, 1995 267 186 78 29 415 17.5 25 (4.3)^3(4)
31 CMI Large UltrAscender, Version A (Modified) LH & RH, modified grip, extruded frame, round top & 2 round bottom holes, SS web ribbed cam /w cutouts, straight teeth, modified safety on frame John E. Weinel, Inc., 1989 267 186 78 29 415 17.5 25 (4.3)^3(4)
116 CMI Large UltrAscender, Version B LH & RH, plastic grip, extruded frame, round top & 2 round bottom holes, web ribbed cam /w cutouts, straight teeth, safety on frame Inner Mountain Outfitters, 1995 274 186 78 29 415 17.5 25 (4.3)^3(4)
115 CMI Large UltrAscender, Version B (Modified) LH & RH, modified grip, extruded frame, round top & 2 round bottom holes, SS web ribbed cam /w cutouts, straight teeth, modified safety on frame John E. Weinel, Inc., 1989 269 186 78 29 415 17.5 25 (4.3)^3(4)
32 CMI Small UltrAscender, Version A LH & RH, extruded frame, triangular top hole, SS web ribbed cam /w cutouts, straight teeth, safety on frame John E. Weinel, Inc., 1989 187 129 78 29 288 17.5 25 (4.3)^3(4)
34 CMI Small UltrAscender, Version A (Modified) LH & RH, extruded frame, triangular top hole, SS web ribbed cam /w cutouts, straight teeth, modified safety on frame John E. Weinel, Inc., 1989 187 129 78 29 288 17.5 25 (4.3)^3(4)
33 CMI Small UltrAscender, Version B LH & RH, extruded frame, triangular top hole, web ribbed cam /w cutouts, straight teeth, safety on frame Inner Mountain Outfitters, 1991 187 129 78 29 288 17.5 25 (4.3)^3(4)
35 CMI Small UltrAscender, Version B (Modified) LH & RH, extruded frame, triangular top hole, web ribbed cam /w cutouts, straight teeth, modified safety on frame Inner Mountain Outfitters, 1991 187 129 78 29 288 17.5 25 (4.3)^3(4)
145 International Safety Components LH & RH, extruded frame, plastic & metal grip, 1 oval top & 1 round bottom holes, barred cam, straight teeth, safety /w knob on cam Mountain Tools, 1999 358 216 85 37 679 14 27 (4.3)^6(4)
136 Jumar, Version A LH & RH, cast frame, triangular top & square bottom holes, anodized web cam /w cutout, straight teeth, metal frame safety NSS Auction, 1999 207 161 76 37 453 14.1 27 (4.5)^5(4.3)^3
36 Jumar, Version B LH & RH, cast frame, triangular top & square bottom holes, web cam /w cutout, straight teeth, metal frame safety

Roy Jameson, 1980

John Yost, 1993

211 161 76 38 467 14.1 27 (4.5)^5(4.3)^3
38 Jumar, Version C LH & RH, cast frame, triangular top & square bottom holes, web cam /w cutout, straight teeth, frame safety Speleoshoppe, 1976 206 157 74 36 418 14 27 (4.5)^5(4.3)^3
118 Jumar, Version D LH & RH, cast frame, triangular top & square bottom holes, web cam /w cutout, straight teeth, frame safety, retention clip Theresa Williams/Maury Benamy, 1995 213 159 76 32 387 14 27 (4.5)^5(4.3)^3
39 Jumar 78, Version A LH & RH, cast frame, triangular top & round bottom holes, web cam /w cutouts, straight teeth, beaked frame safety Speleoshoppe, 1979 263 179 77 36 498 14.9 27 (4.5)^3(4.3)^3
40 Jumar 78, Version B LH & RH, cast frame, triangular top & round bottom holes, web cam /w cutouts, straight teeth, frame safety Speleoshoppe, 1979 273 179 78 37 507 14.9 27 (4.5)^3(4.3)^3
42 Jumar 78, Version C LH & RH, cast frame, triangular top & round bottom holes, web cam /w cutouts, straight teeth, frame safety Walter Marti, 1989 274 179 78 37 507 14.9 27 (4.5)^3(4.3)^3
187 Kirov LH & RH, stamped frame, rubber grip, oval top & 2 round bottom holes, cam /w cutout, sloping teeth, safety on cam Ural Sport, 2005 231 194 93 30 547  15.4 31  (3)(2S1.1S1)^3(2S2)(3)
139 Kong-Bonaiti LH & RH, stamped frame, oval & D top and 2 round bottom holes, stamped cam stop, web cam /w cutout, sloping teeth, safety /w pin on cam Inner Mountain Outfitters, 1999 223 199 88 27 473 15.4 30 (3)(4.H)^2(3.H)^2(2.2.1)
22 Kong-Bonaiti Modular With Caver Handle LH & RH, modular, stamped frame, round & D top holes, round bottom hole, stamped cam stop,web cam /w cutout, sloping teeth, safety /w pin on cam Inner Mountain Outfitters, 1992 231 208 92 37 708 15.4 30 (3)(4.H)^2(3.H)^2(2.2.1)
23 Kong-Bonaiti Modular With Climber Handle LH & RH, modular, stamped frame, round & D top holes, round bottom hole, stamped cam stop,web cam /w cutout, sloping teeth, safety /w pin on cam Inner Mountain Outfitters, 1993 234 188 95 37 661 15.4 30 (3)(4.H)^2(3.H)^2(2.2.1)
23 Kong-Bonaiti Modular With Dual Handle LH & RH, modular, stamped frame, round & D top holes, round bottom hole, stamped cam stop,web cam /w cutout, sloping teeth, safety /w pin on cam Inner Mountain Outfitters, 1993 321 208 159 37 1224 15.4 30 (3)(4.H)^2(3.H)^2(2.2.1)
162, 165 Lucky Pern AD-10 & AL-15 LH (AL-15) & RH (AD-10), stamped frame, oval & round top holes, round lower hole, barred cam /w side mud grooves, sloping teeth, safety /w pin on cam Barrabes.com, 2003 219 213 92 29 579 15 24 (3.2)^2(1.2)^2(B)
43 Petzl Ascension, Version A RH & LH, stamped frame, plastic grip, round top & bottom holes, web cam /w cutout, sloping teeth, safety /w knob on cam Speleoshoppe, 1979 187 180 87 34 522 15.6 25 (F)(3.4)^3(3.2)^2(3)
44 Petzl Ascension, Versions B1 & B2 RH, stamped frame, plastic grip, oval + round top & round bottom holes, web cam /w cutout, sloping teeth, expedition safety on cam Inner Mountain Outfitters, 1989 197 192 87 35 593 16.8 28 (3.4)^2(3.2)^2(1.2)
46 Petzl Ascension, Version C1 LH & RH, stamped frame, plastic grip, oval + round top & round bottom holes, web cam /w cutout, sloping teeth, safety /w screw knob on cam Bob & Bob, 1989 201 192 88 35 588 14.8 30 (2.3)(2S2.1S1)^2(1S1)^3(1.2)
169 Petzl Ascension, Version C2 RH, stamped frame, plastic grip, oval + round top & round bottom holes, web cam /w cutout, sloping teeth, unfinished safety /w screw knob on cam Alan Shelby, 2004 204 192 88 35 588 14.8 30 (2.3)(2S2.1S1)^2(1S1)^3(1.2)
127 Petzl Ascension, Version D LH & RH, stamped frame, rubber grip, oval + round top & round bottom holes, web cam /w cutout, sloping teeth, plastic safety on cam On Rope 1, 1998 188 190 89 32 541 14.9 33 (2.3)(2S2.1S1)^2(1S1)^3(1.2)
47 Petzl Pompe RH, stamped frame, plastic grip, oval + round top & round bottom holes, pulley mount /w mechanical advantage rig, web cam /w cutout, sloping teeth, safety /w screw knob on cam Inner Mountain Outfitters, 1994 320 195 100 32 624 14.8 30 (2.3)(2S2.1S1)^2(1S1)^3(1.2)
164 PMI Cat LH & RH, stamped frame, rubber grips, oval top & round bottom holes, web cam /w cutout, straight teeth, safety lever cam Inner Mountain Outfitters, 2003 288 192 93 40 706 18.3 26 (4.5)^4(4.3)^4
157 PMI Puma LH & RH, extruded frame, plastic & metal grip, 1 oval top & 2 round bottom holes, barred cam, straight teeth, safety /w knob on cam On Rope 1, 2001 367 216 85 37 679 14.7 24 (4.3)^6(4)
48 Roloff LH & RH, cast frame, round top & bottom holes, cast web cam, straight teeth, frame safety. S/N #17 Darrel Tomer, 1984 208 175 77 39 519 14.6 26 (4.3)^5
122 Russian, Version A RH, stamped frame, plastic grip, round top & bottom holes, web cam /w cutout, sloping flat teeth, safety lever on frame John E. Weinel, Inc., 1996 234 223 102 30 682 16 25 (2.3)^2(2)
123 Russian Altus/Interalp RH, stamped frame, plastic grip, oval + round top & round bottom holes, cast web cam /w cutout, sloping teeth, safety /w knob on cam Private, 1997 207 198 91 24 432 14.9 26 (3.4)^3(3.2)^2(1)
49 Russian Uola RH, stamped frame, plastic grip, round top & bottom holes, web cam /w cutout, sloping teeth, safety /w knob on cam John E. Weinel, Inc., 1989 176 190 87 29 479 15.5 28 (4.3)^2(2)(2S2)^2(1S1)(2.3)^2(2)
147 Single Rope Technique A1 EXP 6 Large Explorer LH & RH, 16 mm rope, extruded frame, 2 top &2 round bottom holes (different sizes), web cam /w cutouts, straight teeth, safety /w knob on cam Single Rope Technique, 2000 352 209 88 32 576 17.9 29 (3.4)^2(5.4)^2(3.4)^2(F)
54 Single Rope Technique A1 Explorer LH & RH, extruded frame, plastic grip, 2 round top & 2 round bottom holes, web cam /w cutouts, straight teeth, safety /w knob on cam Inner Mountain Outfitters, 1994 314 206 86 31 549 14.3 25 (4.3)^5(4)
51 Single Rope Technique Caver, 8-11 mm LH & RH, extruded frame, 2 round top & 2 round bottom holes, web cam, straight teeth, frame safety KHS Sales, 1988 251 185 76 25 358 13.9 26 (4.5)^3(4.3)^3
53 Single Rope Technique Caver, 8-15mm LH & RH, extruded frame, 2 round top & 2 round bottom holes, web cam, straight teeth, frame safety

J. E. Weinel, Inc., 1989

Single Rope Techniques, 1989

340 196 80 31 487 17.6 28 (4.5)^3(4.3)^2(4)
50 Single Rope Technique Climber LH & RH, extruded frame, 2 round top & 2 round bottom holes, web cam, straight teeth, frame safety Inner Mountain Outfitters, 1988 215 135 76 25 261 13.9 26 (4.5)^3(4.3)^3
178 Ural Alp 10.32, Version A RH, stamped Al frame, round top & bottom holes, web cam, sloping teeth, flat spring safety /w hold-open pin on cam Ural Sport, 2004 256 181 119 40 862 17.0 25 (3.2)^2.2.1.2.2.3.2.1.2
188 Ural Alp 10.32, Version B RH, stamped Al frame, round top & bottom holes, web cam, sloping teeth, flat safety on cam Ural Sport, 2005 263 179 119 30 639 16.8 25 (3.2)^2.2.1.2.2.3.2.1.2


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