Petzl Pirana

Descender for canyoneering

The PIRANA descender offers multiple braking options and can be installed on the rope while still on the harness. The PIRANA is designed for use with canyoning descent methods.

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  • Choice of three braking positions
  • Two braking spurs for increased friction during descent
  • Accomodates snug fitting carabiner with up to a 12 mm cross section, creating a "rigid" carabiner/descender package
  • Does not require removal from harness, helping to prevent loss
  • Helps eliminate poor positioning and reduces the risk of leverage on the carabiner gate
  • The PIRANA helps prevent the formation of a lark’s head hitch around the body and reduces rope twisting, without decreasing braking friction


Material(s) hot forged aluminum body
Weight 90 g
Rope compatibility For use on a single rope, 8 - 13 mm in diameter. Can be used on doubled rope, but certain braking positions are not usable depending on the rope's diameter
Guarantee 3 years
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