The Petzl Reverso 3 Belay Device is a lightweight, multi-purpose device for belaying and rappelling that's amazingly easy to use. Minimalist in construction, the Reverso 3 offers maxed performance by letting you use this single device on all rope types. The asymmetrical V-shaped grooved friction channels on this Petzl device adapt to the friction on the rope according to its diameter and condition. Regardless of whether you're belaying or rappelling, the Reverso3 is rope friendly, keeping them from twisting up and getting you stuck. With usage diagrams engraved right onto the device, it's amazingly simple to use the fantastic Petzl Reverso 3 Belay Device.
Petzl Reverso 3 Belay Device Key Features
Effective braking on half and twin ropes ≥ 7.5 mm
Can belay the leader, one or two seconding climbers and can be used for rappelling
Quick changeovers from Reverso mode to belaying the leader when climbing multi-pitch routes
Asymmetrically grooved sidewalls increase braking power during a leader or top rope fall or while rappelling
Carabiner hole to release device when loaded in Reverso mode: allows the loaded device in Reverso mode to be easily and gradually released with only a carabiner
Reverso mode attachment point is easy to identify
A single device for all rope types:
Effective braking on single ropes ≥ 8.9 mm
Independent and simultaneous belaying of one or two seconding climbers in Reverso mode
V-shaped friction channels increases friction on thin ropes and the locking pressure on the ropes in Reverso Mode
Rope smoothly slides through device when taking up slack
Rope friendly, facilitates belay and rope handling & will not kink the ropes regardless of the mode used
Use with symmetrical shaped locking carabiners (Am'D or OK) to maximize efficiency no matter which end is closest to the device.