Designed from the ground up for the mountain rescue and guiding communities, the ?V (Delta Vee) is a device like no other. Not only is the ?V your go-to belaying and rappelling device, it incorporates features for the professional:
The “Guide Belay” mode (aka plaquette mode) is useful for bringing up multiple clients and integrates a well-designed release for a loaded device. The anchor point of the ?V is strength rated at 26kN so you can rest easy knowing it can safely arrest 2 climbers.
For rescue work, the ?V works extremely well as part of the Dual Capability Two Tension Rope System that is rapidly becoming the standard for Mountain Rescue. Our tests show that it passes the rigorous EMBC competency tests for DCTTRS component devices. The ?V also can be used as a 26kN rigging plate to organize a rescue system.
The ?V is proudly machined from solid billet stock in our Bellingham, WA ISO 9001 facility. The ?V works with 8.8 to 11mm ropes and weighs in at just 95g. With credentials like this, the ?V should be on every mountain rescue technician’s harness.