Many industrial professions require solo ascensions and abseiling at great heights. To ensure safety in these work environments, it important to outfit yourself with proper climbing gear. For optimal safety, it's always a good idea to have a back-up rope clamp in the event of primary clamp failure. The 2017 Petzl Shunt Rope Clamp/Rope Grab is excellent product choice for this exact purpose. Designed to function as both a back-up rope clamp and ascender, the Petzl Shunt Rope Clamp/Rope Grab can also replace self-jamming knots like the Prusik. Positioned below the descender, this shunt acts as a back-up belay for an abseil descent. It locks onto the rope as soon as you release and follows your descent when you press on it. The Petzl Shunt Rope Clamp/Rope Grab can be used on both single ropes ranging from 10 to 11 mm in thickness or doubled ropes ranging from 8 to 11 mm in thickness. Portable, secure and easy-to-install on any rope, the 2017 Petzl Shunt Rope Clamp/Rope Grab makes an excellent safety addition to any abseiling setup. Order yours with express shipping here at OmniProGear today!