Light and easy to use. It seems like the Petzl ascenders are the standard. I haven't used the BD Index to compare, but I don't think you can go wrong with the Petzl.
We won't do anything without asking your permission first. These are your images, we just hope they can help future outdoor enthusiasts find the gear they need.
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We know it takes time to make sure a product works for you. We want to honor this necessity by giving you a one year guarantee. If you are not satisfied with your purchase you have up to a year to return it for a full refund (minus a $5 flat rate for shipping). It is important that this policy does not get taken advantage of. Gear will be scrutinized for inappropriate use, and general wear and tear which will void the return policy. Please don't be the person that ruins this guarantee for the rest of our community by taking advantage of it.
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Sorry, items purchased through Amazon or other third-party sites are not eligible; see their specific policies for details.
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