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Glacier Black PaliKoa Pivot


Glacier Black’s PaliKoa descenders are designed to handle a range of technical challenges, from cascading waterfalls to deep slotted sandstone canyons.

The Pivot’s unique design, with three carabiner holes, not only provides customizable friction while descending, but creates a multipurpose tool that offers a range of rigging solutions for advanced users.

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The PaliKoa Pivot is an advanced horned Figure 8 descender designed for guides, canyon leaders, and avid adventurers who want more out of their gear.

The unique design provides three carabiner attachment points that allow a range of rigging options and descender modes. Using the lower carabiner hole, it creates a symmetrical device that operates similarly to a Critr or Hoodoo. When using one of the side holes it shifts to an asymmetrical configuration, with a tail that provides multiple friction settings similar to a Sqwurel, with the addition of a simple lock-off.

The Pivot is designed to be much more than a simple descender, providing a range of anchor rigging solutions. These include releasable contingency blocks, the joker, or as a rigging plate to manage multiple releasable ropes.

It is designed to be a multi-tool that can be used in a range of ways to allow you to rig, descend, and safely explore even the most technical canyons, with configurations that expand with your skills and experience.

Key advantages:

  • three carabiner holes allow a range of descending and rigging configurations
  • friction levels can be easily changed while abseiling
  • becomes a multitool for managing releasable anchors

Product information:

  • Weight: 154 grams
  • Material: anodised 7075 T6 aluminium
  • Dimensions: 130mm long, 102mm wide

Rigging instructions: PaliKoa user manual