This is Petzls' offering to you climbers that like setting your system away from you. Be it ZigZag, Unicender, Hitchclimber etc.
If you're not sure why you'd want to do this, it's to allow you pull on the rope coming out the bottom of your device. The benefits of this is that you never have slack in your rope while ascending and it's easier than hauling yourself up, then holding on for dear life while you tend the slack through. Then when you've had enough ascending, you adjust your bridge in so you can start work with your system in its normal position.
The cool thing about this adjustable bridge is that it mounts directly on to the lower D's of the Petzl Sequoia harness and minimises the clutter, unlike some other methods that are around.
- Weight: 220g
- Length: 180 cm
- Certification(s): CE EN 358, EAC
- Material(s): Aluminum, Nylon, Dyneema
This looks like a really useful piece of kit. In addition to being adjustable, this bridge would also last you at least double the time of a regular bridge, as the wear is more spread out and you can flip it to the less used end. If I had a Sequoia I'd probably grab myself one of these.