Petzl Reverso 4


Ultra-light (59 g) multi-purpose belay/rappel device that regulates the amount of braking friction on the rope according to its diameter and condition. This multi-purpose belay/rappel device is ultra-light (59 g, 25% lighter than the REVERSO 3) and intuitive to use. V-shaped friction channels with asymmetrical lateral grooves adapt the friction to the type of rope for better control (ARC technology: braking control for twin, half and single dynamic ropes). Reverso mode for belaying one or two seconds with assisted braking.

Specs Reviews

Ultra-light design:

  • minimalist construction
  • hot-forged aluminum
  • Weight: 59 g

A single device for all rope types:

  • effective braking on half and twin ropes ≤ 7.5 mm
  • effective braking on single ropes ≥ 8.9 mm
  • can belay the leader, one or two seconding climbers and can be used for rappelling
  • independent and simultaneous belaying of one or two seconding climbers in Reverso mode
  • quick changeovers from Reverso mode to belaying the leader when climbing multi-pitch routes

V-shaped friction channels:

  • increased friction on thin ropes
  • friction is adapted for larger diameter ropes
  • increases the locking pressure on the ropes in Reverso mode

Asymmetrically grooved sidewalls:

  • increased braking power during a leader or top rope fall or while rappelling
  • rope slides smoothly through device when taking up slack

Carabiner hole allows the loaded device in Reverso mode to be easily and gradually released with only a carabiner

Rope friendly, allows for smooth belaying and rope handling:

  • will not kink the ropes regardless of the mode used
  • separates the two strands of rope when belaying and rappelling

Intuitive use:

  • Reverso mode aluminum attachment point is easy to identify
  • keeper cable keeps the device from moving up the rope when belaying and reduces chances of losing the device
  • usage diagrams (standard belay and Reverso modes) engraved on device

Use with symmetrical locking carabiners (Am'D or WILLIAM) to maximize efficiency
Weight: 59 g
Rope compatibility: for use on half ropes & twin ropes ≤ 7.5 mm and single ropes ≥ 8.9 mm
Material: Hot forged aluminum body.
Certification: UIAA

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