Petzl Shunt


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Given that safety is always paramount while climbing, the Petzl Shunt adds security as a back-up device. Offering a mechanical replacement for self-jamming knots (mechanical prusik), this tool is designed to lock onto either single or identical double ropes in the event of a technical error or slip. Providing versatility, the Shunt adds braking security on double rope descents, belaying a second, or can function as an occasional ascender.


  • When positioned below the descender, the SHUNT can be used as a back-up device to protect a descent on rappel
  • Brakes when device is released
  • For use on single ropes (10 to 11 mm) or double ropes (8 to 11 mm.)
  • CE - 188 g.

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Review Summary

5 out of 5

2 Reviews

  • Great design: 1
  • Great value: 1

Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Ease of Use: 5 / 5

2 Ratings & Reviews

Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
EaseOfUse: 5 / 5

great for solo toproping
September 18, 2010

Easy to use, Great price. What more could you ask for? Love it!

Pros: Great design, Ease of use, Great value

Petzl shunt review
December 06, 2007

This a great device for solo top rope climbing and great for working on problems when you can't find a partner. The climber should always have another backup system like tying a knot, or use an accender.

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