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Petzl Shunt

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Weight188 g

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Petzl Shunt
4.3 out of 5 based on 11 user reviews.


Cred: 40569
Review by marks on Mar. 31, 2007
Yes, all this is a mechnical prussic. Different than a prussic though, it releases on demand. You pull down, you go down. You let go, you stop. Highly recommended for non-minimalist who expect tangled ropes or other fun while completing extended rappels.

This is a decent rope solo device as well (top rope only) though it isn't sold for this use officially. Though the lack of teeth etc. make it more appealing than an ascender.
It is heavier than a prussic.
prussic


Cred: 4460
Review by jonnymtman on Mar. 24, 2009
Simple and does not have teeth that chew up your rope. I have seen a bunch of climbers in Germany climbing by them selves. Drop a single line down the climb, lower, tie a weight (back pack or slack rope) at the bottom then climb moving the shunt up the rope as you climb. I is a bit stick at the bottom or when the rope catches so thread a piece of cord through and around your neck to help. Petzl does not recommend this use, but i question why else would they even still make it, does anyone really need a mechanical prussic.
needs a hole to put a necklace loop through to help in ascending the rope


Cred: 40569
Review by marks on Jan. 23, 2008
Yes, all this is a mechnical prussic. Different than a prussic though, it releases on demand. You pull down, you go down. You let go, you stop. Highly recommended for non-minimalist who expect tangled ropes or other fun while completing extended rappels.

This is a decent rope solo device as well (top rope only) though it isn't sold for this use officially. Though the lack of teeth etc. make it more appealing than an ascender.
It is heavier than a prussic.
prussic


Cred: 350
Review by Dusty on May. 13, 2008
Easy to use once setup, great safety for people new to rappeling
Complicated to setup correctly, hard to get rope fed through device


Cred: 12
Review by wolfen_at_max on Jun. 13, 2008
Strong
The first one I had didn't come to a complet stop called petzl and they replaced it. Its a bit heavy and takes practice. I don't like to use it on very long rappels (300+ft)becomes tiring


Cred: 5
Review by DangeRuss on May. 03, 2011
Its great for very basic top rope self belay set ups. I use it all the time at the local crag when i cant find any one who will go with me, or when the weather scares everyone else away. Its also perfect as a back up on a long sketchy repel, or if you are taking someone repelling for the first time.
If you use it for self belay you have to tie something to the bottom of the rope or there wont be enough resistance for the rope to slide through.
The soloist is similar and mini traction.


Cred: 1194
Review by bruton on Aug. 02, 2011
Great for a back up on long/wet repels
Not great for smaller ropes
Prussiks


Cred: 46
Review by fb_742853051 on Mar. 06, 2008
Good for solo climbing
Big


Cred: 26
Review by Kirill Zemlyanskiy on Jul. 19, 2008
light,easy to use
none


Cred: 41
Review by mountain_racer on Apr. 15, 2008
Great tool


Cred: 12
Review by wolfen_at_max on Jun. 13, 2008
Strong
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