Petzl Chicane Auxillary Brake

(1 customer review)


The CHICANE allows ZIGZAG and ZIGZAG PLUS mechanical Prusiks to be used on single ropes. It provides continuous additional friction on descents. The excellent compatibility of the CHICANE and mechanical Prusik as an assembled unit ensures smooth rope glide through the brake during ascents. The ergonomic handle provides excellent grip and facilitates movement while limb walking. Thanks to the openable side plate, installation is quick and easy.

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    Allows ZIGZAG and ZIGZAG PLUS mechanical Prusiks to be used on single ropes:

  • continuous additional braking action, thanks to the added friction of the two friction pins
  • used with an Am’D or OK connector (not included). The H-shaped cross-section of the connector, together with the positioning ring of the mechanical Prusik, make the CHICANE and mechanical Prusik a compatible unit that ensures smooth rope glide through the brake during ascents
  • ergonomic handle facilitates movement while limb walking
    Easy installation:

  • openable side plate for quick and easy installation on the rope
  • triple action unlocking limits rick of accidentally opening the side plate
  • connects on the upper hole of the mechanical Prusik

Optimized durability, thanks to the two friction pins, available as spare parts

CHICANE allows the user to work in compliance with the ANSI Z133 standard

Safety & Technical

  • Material(s): aluminum, steel, nylon
  • Weight: 255 g
  • Min. rope diameter: 11,5 mm
  • Max. rope diameter: 13 mm
  • Rope compatibility: EN 1891 type A low stretch kernmantle ropes
  • Working load limit: 140 kg
  • Certification(s): CE

1 review for Petzl Chicane Auxillary Brake

  1. James Zerbe (verified owner)

    Super smooth when paired up with drenaline I love the zigzag as is this is definitely a plus when srs to mrt on the go no adjustment needed like the rope runner which makes it that much easier to use

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