Heightec Compact Basic Ascender - X-Cam is a new basic ascender design which gives a considerable increase in performance over traditional sharp tooth designs
When tested on Tectra 11mm low stretch rope, X-Cam ascenders were found to be 25% stronger than their most popular sharp toothed competitor with average breaking loads up to 675kg
The greatest increase in performance was found if the sheath of the rope had ruptured. X-cams will hold up to 200kg on the broken sheath and rope cores.
Heightec X-cam significantly reduces the possibility of system failure by exerting a considerable hold on the rope after the sheath has broken.