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Petzl Reverso Belay Device


The Petzl Reverso is a highly versatile multi-functional belay/rappel device. It has been designed for rock climbing, mountaineering and multi-pitch climbing, and can be used to rappel or to belay a climber. In Reverso mode it can be used to belay up to two additional second climbers. The intelligent design of the rope channels promotes smooth handling and reduces wear on ropes. The Reverso is compatible with almost all common rope diameters.

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The lightweight Petzl Reverso is an exceptionally versatile belay/rappel device. Designed for rock climbing, mountaineering and multi-pitch climbing, it can be used to belay climbers or to rappel down.

Beyond this, in Reverso mode this belay device can be used to belay one or two second climbers, making the Reverso an indispensable part of any climber’s kit.

Then intelligently designed rope channels promote smooth rope glide and reduce rope wear. The Reverso is compatible with most rope diameters. These include:

  • Feeding slack and catching falls are accomplished using standard belay techniques, always keeping a hand on the brake side of the rope
  • Rope glides smoothly through the device
  • V-shaped friction grooves enable controlled braking
  • Rope installation diagrams for belaying and Reverso mode are engraved on the device
  • Multipurpose use for rock climbing, multi-pitch climbing and mountaineering
  • Can be used to belay a climber or to rappel on one or two rope strands
  • Reverso mode allows the user to belay one or two seconding climbers with assisted braking
  • Release hole allows the belayer to give slack to a seconding climber using just one carabiner
  • Compact and ultra-lightweight
  • The rounded design of the rope slots limits wear and extends the life of the device
  • Compatible with most dynamic rope diameters (single 8.5 to 10.5 mm, half 7.1 to 9.2 mm, and twin 6.9 to 9.2 mm)


  • Materials: aluminum frame
  • Weight: 57g
  • Rope compatibility: single ropes 8.5 – 10.5 mm, half ropes 7.1 – 9.2 mm, twin ropes 6.9 – 9.2 mm
  • Certifications: EN 15151-2, UIAA

Additional information

Weight 57 g


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Half Rope 7.1-9.2 mm, Single Rope 8.5-10.5 mm, Twin Rope 6.9-9.2 mm.

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