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BG Gear SQWUREL V3 descender


Thanks to a unique tail, this canyon-specific descender provides a range of secure friction adjustments that can quickly and easily be made while abseiling. The design also significantly reduces rope twist compared to other horned figure-8 style descenders.

Note: Due to skyrocketing aluminum prices, the Sqwurel is only being produced in the Silver (Lockdown Luster) colour at the moment.

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The SQWUREL is the result of years of design work and extensive input from a large group of very experienced American canyoneers.

The unique tail allows friction to be quickly and easily adjusted while abseiling. Even fully weighted, the rope is easily moved in and out of the three tail holes to allow subtle friction changes. This is particularly helpful on long drops, when carrying a heavy pack, or when an abseil requires you to shift between vertical, overhung, and flatter ledge sections.

The updated V3 version tweaked the design to almost completely eliminate the issue of rope twist. The new design also made it shorter, narrower, and lighter than the predecessor, all while delivering enhanced overall performance.

The SQWUREL works well on 8mm to 9mm double ropes, or single ropes from 8mm to 11mm, although single rope technique is where it really shines.

Key advantages:

  • add and remove friction easily while on rope
  • get on and off rope without removing the descender from your harness
  • ideal for use with single rope technique
  • easy to lock off
  • additional friction great for heavier canyoners or when carrying full packs

Product information:

  • Weight: 108 grams
  • Material: anodised 7075 T6 hardened aluminium
  • Dimensions: 156mm long, 79mm wide, 10mm thick
  • Made in: United States

Using the SQWUREL descender: 

Click here for detailed PDF instructions outlining safe use of the SQWUREL descender, including setting friction modes, variable friction settings, locking off, rigging for right or left handed use, and rigging for double and single ropes.

Further information about the device, including the testing, certification and quality control method involved in its manufacture, as well as details of when to retire your device, can be found on the BG Gear website.

Weight 118 g

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