/ Petzl I.D. in winter
MRTs tend to work to a higher 'rescue load' - 250/300kgs.
What are you going to use it for and why have you chosen an ID?
An ID forms the basis of our team winter or summer steep ground rig up. It works well but training to optimise its use is required.
The problem with the Rig is that it doesn't have a 'dead man's handle'- if you let go you can carry on travelling down the rope. Certainly in our team the 150g saving would make very little difference and a fail to safe system is a basic requirement.
I wouldn't want to use one in the mountains for personal climbing - even a Gri gri is overkill for mountaieering!
We use them on our rope access team for descending down on to injured parties etc.
Great piece of kit. Yes the sweetspot is quite narrow but when loaded with the weight of two blokes at roughly 90kg a piece you don't need that spot any bigger than it already is, extra braking is needed just incase!!
Cant see where youd benefit from it in climbing/mountaineering more than any other bit of kit mentioned really.
In reply to weeeck42:
I use the ID for Rope Access work and recognise it is a great bit of kit. I'm also in MR and think its absolutely overkill for MR. That's not stopped many teams from adopting Rigging For Rescue and all the kit and training that entails.
It's a simple bit of kit and easy to use if you are familiar with it but I've seen too much faff and confusion when training with other teams who have adopted this.
> I've seen too much faff and confusion when training with other teams who have adopted this.
We use them in our team year round for stretcher lowers. Double up for big loads and barrow boys.
Agree that the sweet spot for lowering before it locks is a bit narrow, but reassuringly so tbh.
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