Ascenders - Climbers & Arborists

Safely ascend boulders, mountains, and trees with our high-quality climbing ascenders designed to give you peace of mind knowing you’re equipped with the best gear to help you tackle any challenge.

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    If you’re serious about climbing, you need a climbing ascender to support you while scaling to new heights. Armbury is the premium choice for climbers who want the best gear to help them conquer any climb. With Armbury, you'll get outstanding performance on any terrain, plus the peace of mind that comes with knowing you're using the best climbing rope ascender and climbing hardware available.


    How Do Climbing Ascenders Work?

    Whether you are climbing or belaying another climber, an ascender for climbing is an essential piece of gear. Climbing ascenders work by locking onto the rope when weight is applied to them. This allows the climber to pull on the rope without fear of it slipping through their hands.

    At Armbury, you can find a tree climbing ascender and a rock climbing ascender for maximum safety. Each Armbury climbing rope ascender is made from the most durable materials, so you can rely on them to perform in even the most challenging conditions. They're also extremely easy to use so that you can focus on your climb, not your gear.


    Which Climbing Ascender Do You Need?

    Choosing the best ascender for climbing is essential. The Armbury Above Chest Ascender is extra durable and ideal for climbing, caving, and rescue. The Oner Ascender features a light-alloy rope clamp designed for single ropes and works great for climbing and rope access. You can also find a left and right-handed lift climbing rope ascender with an eyelet at the top for clipping a carabiner


    Find an Ascender for Climbing and More at Armbury

    Whether you’re looking for a tree climbing ascender or rock climbing ascender, we have what you need at Armbury. Plus, you can find other important climbing gear, including swivelspulleysrigging plates, and more. Shop today to get all the essential equipment you need for an enjoyable and safe climb. 


    Ascenders FAQ

    What is an ascender used for in climbing?

    A climbing ascender is a device used in rock climbing and mountaineering that allows the climber to ascend a rope. It consists of a metal frame with teeth that grip the rope and a cam that locks onto the frame when weight is applied. Climbing rope ascenders are typically used in pairs, one for each hand, and are attached to the climber's harness with a lanyard. Climbers use ascenders to move up fixed ropes, such as those used for hauling gear or climbing trees. They can also be used to ascend freely hanging ropes, though this is generally considered more difficult. 


    Do climbing ascenders damage rope?

    Anytime you use gear with your rope, there's the potential for damage. But with proper care and maintenance, you can minimize that risk. When it comes to a climbing rope ascender, as long as you use it correctly, it shouldn't damage your rope. Ascenders are designed to grip the rope tightly without damage so that you can safely ascend or rappel without fear of slipping. Of course, it's always a good idea to inspect your gear before each use and retire any pieces that show signs of wear or tear. 


    Can you descend with an ascender?

    Climbing ascenders are a great way to ascend a rope, but can you use them to descend as well? The answer is yes, but there are a few things to keep in mind. First of all, it's important to choose the right size and type of climbing ascender for your needs. Second, you'll need to attach the ascender to the rope correctly. And finally, you'll need to be careful of how much weight you're putting on the ascender. If you follow these guidelines, you should be able to safely and successfully use climbing ascenders and descenders.


    How many ascenders do you need?

    You typically need one or two ascenders, depending on the climbing style and the gear you are using. If you are using a single rope and a basic belay device, then you will only need one rock or tree climbing ascender. However, if you are using a double rope system or an advanced belay device, then you will need two ascenders. In addition, some climbers prefer to use two ascenders even when ascender climbing with a single rope, as it provides an extra measure of safety. Ultimately, the number of climbing ascenders and descenders you need will depend on your personal preferences and the type of climb you are undertaking.