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Kong Classic 8 anodised descender


As the name suggests, this is a classic figure of eight style descender. It’s an affordable, light-weight device also used for rigging releasable contingency anchors.

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This classic figure of eight style descender is suitable for a range of vertical applications and can be used on ropes from 9 to 12mm in diametre.

The tried-and-true design remains a popular descender choice, especially as a backup or cost-effective spare for friends.

Ideal for use as a figure 8 block, a form of releasable rigging which allows an abseiler to be lowered if they become stuck on the rope.

(Note: heavier canyoners or those using thinner ropes may find they need additional friction if using a figure 8 style descender. Ensure you understand how to utilise tools such as the Z-abseil (aka: Z-rig / Z-rappel) to add friction while descending.)

Product information:

  • Weight: 110 grams
  • Material: anodised aluminium
  • Dimensions: 140mm long, 72mm wide
  • Maximum load: 35kN

User manual: Kong Classic 8 descender

Weight 110 g