The Scarab Rescue Tool is a stainless steel tool that excels at easily controlling heavy rescue loads, pick-offs, twin rope systems, and other rescue techniques. The Scarab is strong, does not twist ropes, and allows quick adjustment of friction with easy lock-offs and ambidextrous use. Single and double rope capable, and allows attachment of rope without unclipping from anchor.
Rope capacity 9mm - 13mm (up to 1/2"), NFPA 1983 G, weighs 385g (13.8 oz).
Rated: Excellent Review by: Jamz Luce
“ The Scarab is so simple and so good. It handles loads smoothly. Easy to lock off. Easy to add or remove wraps for control. I am using mine for rigging exclusively. Game changer for lowering loads out of the tree. Set a block above and take the Scarab to where you are cutting to control the load from there. Use a quick sling like a BARC to position the Scarab. Lock it off or let it run. Works great on 1/2" rigging lines. Super versatile even with loads in the hundreds of pounds. So many places it works great. I now need another to use in climbing/rescue applications. ”
|Rope Diameter (inches / mm)||:||3/8" - 1/2" (9mm - 13mm)|
|Weight||:||13.8 oz (385 g)|
"The Scarab has endured over five years of drop and slow pull testing as well as undergoing extensive heat and wear studies utilizing Conterra's Capstan Test Bed. -The frame and crossbar's strength is greater than 40kN. In real world tests with Nylon rescue ropes, the ropes fail at the nose of the Scarab® at about their knotted strength (just like most other descent control devices). When pulling a 12.7mm rescue rope on a tied off Scarab®, the rope breaks at about 27kN, which easily exceeds the 22kN strength rating that NFPA calls out for to rate class "G" for descent control devices. In addition to a battery of slow pull and drop tests, the Scarab® has undergone extensive heat and wear studies. One device was tested by pulling over a mile of dirty rope through it under rescue sized tension, with temperature reading thermocouples being monitored at several locations during pulls. At 2kN of tension, and a lowering speed of 10M per minute, the Scarab® maintained a frame temperature at about 100 degrees C. To our knowledge, the Scarab® is the only descent control device to have been tested to this degree."
"Scarab® is a registered trademark of Conterra Inc. All rights reserved. Built by Conterra Precision, our own in house ISO 9001 certified facility. We truly believe the Scarab® will outperform any other rescue descent control device made."