Updated June 07, 2018 by Chase Brush

The 10 Best Ascenders

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We spent 20 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. While these ascenders are, of course, perfect for helping mountain and rock climbers scale the highest peaks, they can be just as useful for other professionals working at extreme elevations, such as painters, roofers, arborists and emergency rescue teams. We've rounded up some of the best options out there for each of those purposes, including both foot and hand models. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best ascender on Amazon.

10. GM Climbing Hand

9. Epic Peak Chest

8. Petzl Pantin Foot

7. CMI Ropewalker SS

6. Camp USA Turbo Chest

5. Climbing Technology Rollnlock

4. Kong Climbing Lift

3. Wild Country Ropeman 2

2. Black Diamond Index

1. Petzl Ascension


Chase Brush
Last updated on June 07, 2018 by Chase Brush

Chase is a writer and freelance reporter with experience covering a wide range of subjects, from politics to technology. At Ezvid Wiki, he applies his journalistic expertise to a similarly diverse assortment of products, but he tends to focus on travel and adventure gear, drawing his knowledge from a lifetime spent outdoors. He’s an avid biker, hiker, climber, skier, and budget backpacker -- basically, anything that allows him a reprieve from his keyboard. His most recent rovings took him to Peru, where he trekked throughout the Cordillera Blanca. Chase holds a bachelor's in philosophy from Rutgers University in New Jersey (where he's from), and is working toward a master's at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism in New York City (where he now lives).


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