The Black Diamond Index Ascender is pushing the evolution of ascenders, the Index features a trigger release for fast, effortless operation on hard-to-clean pitches and uses an ergonomic, dual-density grip to increase comfort for long days on the wall.
Engineered for hard-to-clean pitches, wild conditions and long days, the Black Diamond Index Ascender is a robust workhorse for jugging in all weather. The ascender’s trigger-finger release allows for hassle-free operation and its molded grip and lightened frame offer quick maneuverability and mobility. With aggressive teeth, the Index is primed for gripping icy ropes, and a large clip-in point and left- and right-handed versions add compatibility.
- Trigger-finger release for fast operation
- Ergonomic dual-density grip
- Lightened frame
- Aggressive teeth for extra grip on icy ropes
- Large carabiner clip hole
- Left- and right-handed versions
Converted!By: Will Hammersla on 1 December 2016I had been using a petzl hand ascender for a few years before I got my first next gen BD ascender, so it took me a few days to get used to it. It’s a great bit of gear and pretty full proof. I like the simplicity of the camming device. It works well, it opens easy and clips on without a problem. Definitely a safe bet.