Do you get two or just one? If one strongest or weakest hand?
Never used before, so no idea.
Why are you buying one for winter climbing are you going to the alps?
Going to the Rockies. I should have said ice climbing.
I've not climbed in the rockies but would prussics not be enough? If you just need something to get you up a rope in an unexpected incident then they will be enough. I have only used things like Jumars on fixed rope climbing. The jumar I own is only suitable for 10mm+ rope thickness. Generally half ropes are better for ice climbing but you can prussik any rope thickness.
So what do you need ascenders for? You're hardly ice climbing if you're jugging a rope. If you really need to climb a rope, then prussiks work fine, whilst weighing and costing much less.
Its on the kit list the Alpine Club of Canada have sent me. I have emailed back for a bit of advice just decided to ask on here. They do not state one or two. Just Ascender as required.
My assumption is they are pretty knowledgeable!
There's possibly fixed lines on the walk ins to certain routes maybe.
I'd go for carrying prussiks as normal but taking one petzl ascension or the black diamond version
Cheers Gents. Prussiks are on the list and ascenders, so i was after advice on ascenders.
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