ISC RP860A D2 Escape Descender


D2 Personal Escape Descender_ø8mm PER Nylon Rope


The KT860 is the original D2TM Escape Descender.  The KT860 D2 is an innovative ‘double-stop’ Descender. The ‘double-stop’ function means that the D2 Descender has a sweet spot in which the descent speed can easily be controlled. Either side of the sweet spot, there is an auto-lock function – when the user lets go of the handle the device automatically stops and when the user pulls the handle too hard the device automatically stops, (often referred to as a ‘panic-stop’).

The handle-operated cam means that in a panic situation, the Descender would actually stop the descent, (rather than just slow down).

The D2 can be controlled by pushing in the cam (ideally using the thumb), which allows the user to smoothly feed the rope through the device, without the use of the handle. The cam feed feature is particularly useful in bail-out Operations. It is also easy to back-feed the rope through the D2 and therefore it can be used for smooth ascending or for emergency hauling, (when used as part of a 2:1 ‘Z-rig’). The Descender is compact and lightweight, allowing it to be carried on the harness at all times.

The KT860 D2 Personal Escape kit is suplied with ø8mm PER Nylon rope.

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