Shunt Device


Product Overview

The Shunt is a robust, all-metal mechanical back-up device that affords more manageable control when descending rope than a prusik knot. Its smooth surface won’t cause any damage, it will work on both Single and Double/Half ropes and its camming action means it can also serve as an ascender. While not officially sanctioned by Petzl, climbers sometimes use Shunts as a means of backing-up to a fixed rope when working routes solo*.

Weight: 188g 

Rope Compatibility:

Single: 10mm-11mm

Double: 8mm-11mm


*Obviously this is not something to try without the proper skills and instruction.