I’D Self-braking Descender

Petzl I'D Self-braking Descender

The Petzl I'D Self-braking Descender with anti-panic function, with multi-function handle that allows descent control, easier movement on inclined or horizontal terrain and positioning at the work station without the need toPetzl I'D Self-braking Descender 1 tie off the device. The anti-panic function only activates if the user pulls too hard on the handle. The I'D Self-braking descender has an anti-error catch to reduce the chance of an accident, and a gate that helps prevent dropping the device and facilitates rope installation when passing intermediate anchors.

Two models are available. The D200L-S will accommodate rope from 10 to 11.5mm (7/16"). The D200L-L is designed for rope from 11.5 to 13mm (1/2").

Special safety features include a design that prevents incorrect threading of the rope; a system to pinch the rope and apply the brake if the user releases the handle, and an anti-panic handle (the I'D will lock onto the rope if the user pulls too hard on the handle).

To descend, simply pull on the handle. The speed is regulated by varying the grip on the free end of the rope with the other hand. Climbing is possible without changing the position of the device by adding a footloop and a handled rope clamp.

The body is made of anodized aluminum and cam is stainless steel. The self-braking decender handle is made of glass fiber reinforced polyamide.

Petzl I'D Self-braking Descender 2


  • Multi-function handle allows the user to:
    - unlock the rope and control the descent with the hand on the free end of the rope
    - move more easily on horizontal or inclined terrain, thanks to the button on the handle
    - position himself at the work station without having to tie off the device
  • Anti-panic function activates if the user pulls too hard on the handle: it brakes and stops the descent automatically
  • Anti-error catch to reduce the risk of an accident due to incorrect installation of the device on the rope The shape of the cam is designed to improve rope glide when ascending
  • The gate on the moving side plate helps prevent dropping the device and facilitates rope installation when passing intermediate anchors
  • Pivoting cam facilitates taking up the slack in the rope. Can also be used to make a progress-capture haul system, and for short rope ascents (by adding a FOOTAPE or FOOTCORD foot loop and an ASCENSION handled rope clamp)
  • The moving side plate locks with a screw, allowing the I’D S to be integrated into rescue kits
  • Lowers heavy loads up to 250 kg (only for expert users; consult the Instructions for Use for the device at www.petzl.com)
  • Available in two colors: yellow and black


  • Min. rope diameter: 10 mm
  • Max. rope diameter: 11,5 mm
  • Weight: 530 g
  • Certification(s): EN 341 classe A, CE EN 12841 type C, NFPA 1983 Technical Use, EAC

Item # P-D200L-S

Jim Johnson June 14, 2016
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