UL Classified to NFPA 1983 – Light Use
Just right for SWAT teams, climbers, cavers, and sport rappelers, the slightly more compact design of the Rappel 8 offers superb control on smaller rope. Machined from a 1/2-in. (12.5 mm) aluminum plate and sporting CMC’s superior proprietary finish for even longer wear resistance, the Rappel 8 contains almost twice the material of other small 8s, providing better heat dissipation. Because the Rappel 8 was optimized for use with NFPA Light Use rope (9.5 to 11 mm / 3/8 to 7/16 in.), it is certified Light Use.
* Certified range of rope diameters and CMC’s recommendation for best performance.
Super Finish On CMC’s Aluminum 8s
Whether hard or soft, the surface anodizing on aluminum descenders eventually wears through. Working with a company that specializes in material coatings, we developed a finish for our Rescue 8 and Rappel 8 that outwears every descender we%u2019ve used. After years of heavy use, test samples continue to be used in CMC Rescue School classes without showing any indication of the surface wearing through.
Rope Size: 3/8 – 7/16″
MBS: 3,372 lbf.
Weight: 5.8 oz.