UL Classified to NFPA 1983 – Escape
Machined out of 3/8-inch (9.5 mm) aluminum stock, this compact figure 8 descender works well with escape lines or other small diameter ropes where minimum size and weight are the primary requirements. The rounded edges reduce sharp bends. The large carabiner hole accepts a wide variety of carabiners and helps prevent binding. The Survivor 8 features a hard anodized finish in a dark gray for users who require a non-reflective surface.
* 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’ve 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 Diameter: 1/4 to 3/8″
MBS: 5,620 lbs