The Scarab represents five years of research and testing by Rick Lipke and the design team at Conterra. It was born out of the need for a small, simple device that could easily control heavy rescue loads, as well as excel at pick offs, twin rope systems and other general rescue techniques. The Scarab does all this and more. With two models available, the Scarab is the perfect choice for both Fire/Rescue and back country rescue environments: Incredibly strong; Does not twist the rope; Instantly adjustable friction (just wrap a horn); Lower 600 lb loads with two fingers; Super easy lock off; Easy to use, right or left handed; Single and double rope capable; Attach rope without unclipping from anchor. The Scarab TI Ultra light alpine rescue tool: Machined from solid Titanium plate. Works with 6mm to 11 mm rope. Weight: 185g (6.6 oz). The Scarab FR Ultra versatile general rescue tool. Machined from solid 303 stainless plate. Works with 9mm to 13 mm rope. Weight: 385g (13.8 oz) meets NFPA 1983 (06 ED) 'G' (general use) FOR 12.5mm ROPE. The Scarab has endured over five years of drop and slow pull testing as well as undergoing extensive heat and wear studies utilizing Conterra's strength is greater than 40kN. In real world tests with Nylon rescue ropes, the ropes fail at the nose of the Scarab at about their knotted strength (just like most other descent control devices). When pulling a 12.7mm rescue rope on a tied off Scarab, the rope breaks at about 27kN, which easily exceeds the 22kN strength rating that NFPA calls out for to rate class 'G' for descent control devices. In addition to a battery of slow pull and drop tests, the Scarab has undergone extensive heat and wear studies. One device was tested by pulling over a mile of dirty rope through it under rescue sized tension, with temperature reading thermocouples being monitored at several locations during pulls. At 2kN of tension, and a lowering speed of 10M per minute, the Scarab maintained a frame temperature at about 100 degrees C. To our knowledge, the Scarab is the only descent control device to have been tested to this degree. Scarab is a registered trademark of Conterra Inc. All rights reserved. Built by Conterra Precision, their own in house ISO 9001 certified facility.
This webbing is specially built to commercial versions of military specifications. For all rigging uses: slings, anchorages, even hasty seats.
Colours: Black, Purple, Red, Yellow, Olive Drab, Orange, Green, Hi-Vis, Blue
MBS: 18 kN (4000 lbf)
Weight: 36 g/yd
Width: 1.00" (2.5 cm)
*Please contact us for special pricing on 1-inch flat webbing or 2-inch tubular webbing.
I'D Self braking descender with antipanic function. Multi-functional handle allows the user to: unblock the rope and control the descent with the hand on the free end of the rope; move more easily on horizontal or low-angle terrain, thanks to the button on the handle; and get into position without having to tie off the device. Anti-panic function is engaged if the user pulls too strongly on the handle : brakes and stops the descent automatically. Anti-error safety catch to reduce the risk of an accident due to incorrect installation of the device on the rope. The shape of the cam is designed to improve rope glide when ascending. The safety gate on the moving side plate helps prevent dropping the device and facilitates installation of the rope when passing intermediate anchors. Pivoting cam facilitates taking up the slack in the rope. Can also be used to make a reversible haul system, and for short ascents (in conjunction with a FOOTPRO foot loop and an ASCENSION handled rope clamp). The I'D L only is designed for rescue operations. Lowers heavy loads up to 250 kg for I'D S and 272 kg for I'D L (only for expert users; consult the Instructions for Use for the device).