The Petzl Pirana is a canyoning descender that offers a variety of braking options for a completely controlled descent whatever the situation or load.
The Petzl Pirana uses two ‘fins’ to allow for three main braking options before the descent: flip the rope either one or two of the fins to increase friction, or leave the rope just in the carabiner for the minimum amount of resistance. More configurations of the rope can also be applied to allow for double ropes, temporary stops, and long duration tie-offs. (See the Pirana’s technical information for more details.) Accidental loss is also minimised as this descender is always attached to the harness via its carabiner during rope insertion.
|MATERIAL(S)||Hot forged aluminum body|
|ROPE COMPATIBILITY||For use on a single rope, 8 - 13 mm in diameter Can be used on double ropes, but certain braking positions may not be usable depending on the rope's diameter|
Pirana Key Features
• Three different braking positions to select from before beginning a descent
• Two extra friction spurs allow friction to be varied during descent
• A carabiner with a cross section of around 12 mm (e.g. Am'D) provides a tight fit in the small hole, creating a "rigid" carabiner / descender unit
• Stays attached to the harness during rope insertion, to help prevent loss
• Reduces the risk of leverage on the carabiner gate due to poor positioning
• The PIRANA helps prevent the formation of a lark’s head hitch around the body and reduces rope twisting, without decreasing braking friction